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
Recently, as I was doing my morning reading of God’s Word, this passage seemed to leap off the page at me, so I choose it to pen my 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, is immeasurable, and is absolutely reliable and trustworthy. That one has extended to each of us the “hand of fellowship” allowing us to become “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!
With this in mind, I head out into this new day and the unknown. With all the uncertainty of this hour in which we live, I go in peace knowing that my God is an Awesome God! I rest in His care and trust the prayers of my many friends going up continually for me. As an old preacher once said, “God can pull you through anything if you can stand the pull.” I don’t know what the process will be, but I know that I will not go through it alone – 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. My love and deep appreciation for your love, expressions, and prayers!