“YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND!” Sunday Sermonette

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”  Proverbs 3:5 NIV


Read:   Proverbs 3:5-8


Have you ever tried to explain a situation to someone who just didn’t understand?   The more you explain, it seems they just don’t understand.  They just don’t get it.


Sometimes, we are so into ourselves, our way of doing and thinking, we forget others may see things differently.    We may be right in what we believe, but we might also be less than right.   In fact, we may be dead wrong.


Did you ever hear there are two kinds of people in this world?   There is you, then there is everyone else.  Do you feel you think differently than everyone else?   Do you ever feel you know you are right and wonder why others don’t see things your way?


GOD did make you unique.   You may look different.  You may be taller, shorter, better looking or maybe less attractive than you would prefer.   Your hair may be thinner or thicker than a lot of others.   And face it, you may be thinner or thicker than others as well.   GOD made you the way you are.


But, HE did not make you so completely different than everyone else so that you can believe you know more or are wiser than everyone else.   Just look at those around you.   GOD created them, just as HE created you.   HE created each of us as HE alone decided.


So, when someone doesn’t understand you, stop.   Ask yourself why they don’t understand you.   Look at the situation as they may see it.   They fact is they just don’t understand because of many reasons.   Learn to understand why they don’t understand.  Do what you can to help them understand and then you can possibly understand your differences.


Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, GOD, for understanding how difficult I can be.   Help me to see others as YOU see them and help me be less judgmental of others.  Amen.”