Obeying God When It Makes No Sense

I stumbled across this article a few days ago, and it struck me that there’s a lot going on in the world that I am struggling with, and that YOU could be struggling with, that makes no sense. What I’ve told you is happening, and even what God says is going to happen, …well, it just… makes no sense.

The events that I’ve described over the past few weeks defy the imagination and run counter to anything a sane person would consider logical. I know this because I struggle with all this myself. It doesn’t make sense because I have no personal experience with ANYTHING like this. I just seem to be unable get my head around an idea about something that I’ve never experienced before. Modern life seems normal to me – natural. How could it possibly stop being what it is today?

But, it will stop, and it must stop. The MATH tells us it will. God tells us it will.

When God told Noah to build a cargo ship, it could not possibly have made any sense at all. There is no way, and no reason why, he could have thought that this was a smart idea, except for one thing: God told him to do it.

Now, I don’t claim that God is telling me things. I don’t hear voices in my head. I don’t get spooky messages from the aether. I just do math and read my Bible.

Really. That’s it.

And frankly, it’s the MATH that has me freaked out. If you do the math, and then look at the Bible, you start to realize that the Bible was right and bad stuff is on the way. Really, really bad stuff.

And yes, for the longest time, I never did the math. I never looked closely at the implications of what I was seeing, and I consider this to be a personal dereliction of duty.

The point is this. Things are happening that do not make sense. Even what God has said in the Bible doesn’t really make sense. But, that doesn’t matter. We must obey.

Inaction is disobedience. Disobedience is rebellion. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.I Samuel 15:23


Here’s the article by Lyn Leahz of Vine of Life News that made such an impression on me:

Obeying God When It Makes No Sense

Posted by: Lyn Leahz 7 days ago

©By Lyn Leahz | 7-20-2013

When Noah was building the ark, no one had ever seen or heard of rain. The earth was watered from a mist that came up from the ground. So you can imagine that while Noah built the ark, people, probably even his own family, thought he had lost his mind. Yet, Noah obeyed God and worked diligently for many, many years (that’s a long time) building the ark.

You would think after a few weeks, a few months, a year even, he would have grown weary. Would you spend years of your life working hard for something if you did not know positively what would happen? I mean, Noah could have had thoughts, “What if this is in my head? What if I build this thing and nothing happens? What will my family say?” Still, Noah obeyed. Scholars agree that it would have taken Noah approximately 55-75 years to build the ark. Would you work that hard, for that many years, without any evidence that there was a purpose to your labor?

Noah and his sons had to chop down trees, cut and manipulate the wood to various sizes, lengths, shapes, etc. They had to haul wood to the building site, and much more. I can imagine they, at times, questioned their father and complained. It’s even possible that near the end, they doubted Noah and became angry with him.

Read the rest of the article, here: