Overwhelming Knowledge

Do you ever feel like you know too much?

Knowing things can be overwhelming at times. Like learning new things? The process of learning is sometimes just a dump of knowledge at a single moment. “We don’t want to dump all this at once…” but it’s college and it’s dumped over a few weeks, but you’re expected to be able to take an exam once a month over things you have to chisel out time to study for between work and other courses with the same expectations. I do not handle dumps of knowledge sometimes. If you couldn’t tell.

Being in the loop of things you could do without knowing? All the time. That knowledge is handy sometimes, but other times it’s like… why do I know this? Random interesting facts. Sometimes it’s not that interesting. Sometimes it’s just distracting from your purpose or goals.

Ignorance is bliss, as they say. But is this biblical?? 🙃

Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

I know this first hand. The most recent occasion has really shaken the world I was living in. It’s made my life complicated, more than it already was.

Just a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have known I’d be going through what I’m going through. I thought life was great and it was only going to get greater in maybe another year – whatever timeline God was going to bring my plans to fruition.

It’s the knowledge I gained from a revelation that I wish I could undo. I don’t want to know. I want to go back to four weeks ago. To a time when things seemed like they were getting perfected day by day.

Did I ask God for this unknowingly? Did I ask God to reveal something? I don’t know. Maybe so.

Knowledge is overwhelming. Knowledge is hard to process.

David said it best:

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!

Psalm 139:6

Sometimes, you feel like you know things, but really knowing what to do with what you know is the challenge.

God knew what was coming for me a year ago. God knew that I would have this trial. He knew it all.

I’m comforted by the fact that God is all knowing. He’s not overwhelmed like I am, at all! He can handle everything and every piece of knowledge because He knew it before we did. Some things He has orchestrated Himself, some things He’s allowed to be trials for us. This is mine. I’m trusting that whatever God has for me is good and His hand is on my circumstances. He knows what I’m going through and how to handle it when I feel alone and lost in it’s midst. I’m grateful to Him for that.

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7

I hope that whatever your trial is this week that you would also remember these truths of God and that you’d call out to Him for peace and comfort, to take away any fears of the future you may have. He does that for me.

In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:3

Thanks for reading. ❤️

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Profound message. I have been walking through a season of change and discomfort. I pray we can both learn to fully trust God and cling to Him during this time. Thanks for sharing this timely reminder.

    1. Summer says:

      Same here! 🙏🏻 He will bring us through.

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