Isaiah 40:12-18 – “Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed out the mountains and the hills? 13 Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD? Who knows enough to be his teacher or counselor? 14 Has the LORD ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good or what is best? 15 No, for all the nations of the world are nothing in comparison with him. They are but a drop in the bucket, dust on the scales. He picks up the islands as though they had no weight at all. 16 All Lebanon’s forests do not contain sufficient fuel to consume a sacrifice large enough to honor him. All Lebanon’s sacrificial animals would not make an offering worthy of our God. 17 The nations of the world are as nothing to him. In his eyes they are less than nothing — mere emptiness and froth. 18 To whom, then, can we compare God?” NLT
This morning, as I was reading this passage, seemed to leap off the page at me so I wish to pen a few brief remarks. We all face the many uncertainties of life and none of us truly know what is around the next corner or the next encounter we will face. We truly live from moment to moment, in Him. He is our rock and our strength in the time of trouble, and our strong tower in the time of safety.
In reading this I was particularly encouraged when I began to think of the “awesomeness of God” and His “immenseness”. Read this passage slowly and allow it to sink in and you realize that the “Creator of the Universe” has no comparison. He is immeasurable and absolutely reliable and trustworthy. He has extended to each of us the “hand of fellowship” allowing us to be “adopted” into the family of God through the Blood of Jesus. What a comfort to know that nothing escapes His view, nothing is too large for Him to handle, and nothing is more immense than He. While we may be small and insignificant in comparison to Him, He takes careful pains to ensure that each of us is cared for individually and collectively. He is so concerned about each of us that He knows the very number of the hairs on our heads and pays attention to every detail of our lives, needs, struggles, and victories. WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!
So, I plan my day not knowing what a day may bring forth. I recall, a few years ago, when I was referred to a surgeon because of an issue with my parathyroid gland. There was trepidation because the tests indicated a tumor. As I researched parathyroid tumors I discovered that they were rarely malignant. The surgeon assured me that it was benign because of the rareness of malignancies in this gland. I had PEACE that God was in control but there was a gnawing thought in my mind that this was not routine. When I underwent surgery and the doctor visited me in my hospital room he informed me that he had been wrong and it was, in fact, malignant and quite large. Numerous things transpired to cause me further concern and trepidation and a second surgery was scheduled for a few months down the road. One day, sitting in my truck during my lunch break and doing what I did daily, praying and reading the Word of God, I felt a warmth cover my body and sensed that I had been healed. I had a sweet and powerful PEACE settle over me and in my heart and I begin to sing of our AWESOME GOD! I rested in His care and trusted the prayers of my many friends that were going up continually for me. As an old preacher once said, “God can pull you through anything if you can stand the pull.” Just before the second surgery, all my PTH levels went to the low side of normal and the surgery proved to be a total success. NO TRACE OF CANCER was found in my body. I walked and now walk in complete PEACE knowing I am in His hands. I live in confidence that HE WILL BE THERE every step of the way, so I GO IN PEACE!
Thanks for your prayers, and may you have a blessed day. God bless you, have a fantastic day serving our AWESOME GOD!