There are many things that can puzzle us in life. Things just don’t make sense to us. We don’t know why things are happening the way they are. Yet, throughout the ages people have not used the common sense God gave them to figure it all out. Isaiah 45:18 says,
“God, Creator of the heavens— he is, remember, God. Maker of earth— he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch. He didn’t go to all that trouble to just leave it empty, nothing in it. He made it to be lived in. This God says: “I am God, the one and only. I don’t just talk to myself or mumble under my breath. I never told Jacob, ‘Seek me in emptiness, in dark nothingness.’ I am God. I work out in the open, saying what’s right, setting things right. So gather around, come on in, all you refugees and castoffs. They don’t seem to know much, do they— those who carry around their no-god blocks of wood, praying for help to a dead stick? So tell me what you think. Look at the evidence. Put your heads together. Make your case. Who told you, and a long time ago, what’s going on here? Who made sense of things for you? Wasn’t I the one? God? It had to be me. I’m the only God there is— The only God who does things right and knows how to help. So turn to me and be helped—saved!— everyone, whoever and wherever you are. I am God, the only God there is, the one and only. I promise in my own name: Every word out of my mouth does what it says. I never take back what I say. Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. Everyone is going to end up saying of me, ‘Yes! Salvation and strength are in God!’”
In this verse we see people praying to their idols. Their idols are blocks of wood that know nothing, do nothing and say nothing. You can compare that to someone using cult religions, astrology, palm readers, psychologists, physicians, the internet, etc to find their answers to life’s dilemmas. They think they can make sense of their lives and their futures through a wide variety of worldly methods. God tells us in this scripture that God is the one that makes sense of things. He created common sense and makes good sense. He tells us His Word is good and promises true. He reminds us that every knee will bow before Him when it is time. Therefore, why not start now. Bow our knees now to Him and go to Him and make sense of our life with His knowledge, wisdom and guidance. Get ahold of God’s common sense through prayer.