Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! —Romans 11:33
As Paul has been sharing with the Romans about God's glorious plan of redemption, and how He has mercy on all, both Jew and Gentile alike, he just has to break forth with praise. He is completely in awe of the wisdom and the knowledge of God in His plan of redemption for man.
Only God knows the end from the beginning.
The fact that "His ways [are] past finding out" is the cause for much frustration in our Christian walk. We want to find out God's ways. We want to know what He is thinking when He allows certain things to happen. But as God told Isaiah, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways…For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9).
God is working out a plan that we are not privy to. We can only understand His will as it is unveiled day by day. Though at times we don't understand the dark valleys He leads us through, once we reach the mountaintop and look back, we will see the path that led us there. And we will understand what He was doing. We'll understand that we could never have reached the heights if we had not first come through the depths.
Father, You are so rich in goodness, so incomparable in wisdom and kindness. We just want to say that we love You. Lord, help us to commit ourselves to You and trust Your will. In Jesus' name, amen.