While walking in the shadows of death God willingly and purposely becomes our staff. By leaning heavily on Him we are supported on our journey through impenetrable darkness until we one day reappear unscathed on a different and more elevated mountaintop compared to the one we left from. In the valleys of anguish there is a death, but it is promptly succeeded by a rising. The death we face is a further abandonment into the realm of “not my will, but yours.” Why does He take us there? One of the answers is that when we are risen in His will and ascend through the fire of His perfect being, we are further emancipated to fully participate in the unspeakable joy and communion in the triune fellowship in which we are included. In order to resign ourselves completely and with no reservation to the quality of life which is marked by mutual admiration and love in the heavenly realm, it is crucial that we embrace the Source of everything good as our personal source. We learn to move as one with the motions and flows of God’s eternal being. In so doing, we are incorporated further in His grand scheme of blessing every living soul and are thus in harmony with His eternal heartbeat.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)! For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?