There are two ways people understand the scripture.
One way is with your head. You read, study, learn and fill your brain. The goal is to gain as much biblical knowledge as possible.
The second way is with your heart. You can feel what the passage means because of life experience. For example, you know how good it feels to be forgiven by someone or encouraged when down.
Don’t get me wrong; I am not encouraging you to bypass your head. On the contrary, I do hope you think deeply about the things of God. But the lessons that last the longest will always be those that have touched you emotionally.
Always think about God, but be sure you do not disconnect your heart from your head.