How big is your God?

9 Jan

My view of God was too small. Is yours?
The result of limiting God in our thoughts is a lack of trust.
We can have inner confidence in God in the face of trials because He controls every atom in the universe. He governs all circumstances.
And every person, and entity, exists according to the will of God.
“And he (God) is not served by human hands, as if he needed any thing, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25
“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” Psalm 24:1

If we accept that fact it is much easier to move through life’s disappointments and painful trials. Here are some verses to help you trust that God is in control:
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” Rev. 4:11
“Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh…” Numbers 27:16a

Moses and Aaron in Numbers 16:22 said the same thing when he cried out, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh…”
If you have adversaries, people who are thorns in your side, they exist by the will of God. He holds their lives in His hand. They have a purpose, which may be making you more like Christ. Their pursuit of you could drive you to God.
Paul, while preaching to the Athenians, told them that “…in Him (God) we live and move and have our being…” Acts 17:28a
Paul in Colossians tells us that “He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Col. 1:15-17
In Christ, all things exist. Therefore, all people are alive for a purpose that fits God’s plan.
That fact generates patience in the trivial, such as during long grocery store lines, as well as comfort during the tragic, such as when a driver under the influence takes the life of a loved one.
OK Paul, what if you have an unbelieving child who dies without a profession of faith? Will you still be trusting God then?
During the darkest scenario I can imagine, I must trust God. He created the child’s soul, we didn’t. I would have to completely deny all I know to be true to do otherwise.
Trust the Lord.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;” Prov. 3:5
Trust the Lord. Even in death.
“Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

2 Replies to “How big is your God?

  1. PAUL, I CAME ACROSS YOU ON FACEBOOK AND WENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR WEBSITE…YOUR WEBSITE GAVE ME INSIGHT INTO YOUR WORLD AND HAS ALLOWED ME TO IDENTIFY WITH YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK IN SO MANY WAYS. I TAKE GREAT COMFORT AND INSPIRATION IN READING AND MEDITATING ON GODS WORD DAILY. IN MARK CHAPTER 11:22-24 JESUS SAYS TO “HAVE FAITH IN GOD…DO NOT DOUBT…BUT BELIEVE AND…WHATEVER THINGS YOU ASK FOR WHEN YOU PRAY , BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE THEM, AND YOU WILL HAVE THEM.” THE CAVEAT IS YOU MUST REMAIN IN GOD’S PERFECT WILL AND WHEN YOU PRAY, EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN IN GOD’S TIME NOT YOURS.

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