More than I realize every day (Psalm 138-139; 143-145)

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17

Brothers and sisters, have you ever considered all that God does in a twenty-four hour period? This morning as I read through Psalm 139 I found myself trying to wrap my mind around just a small piece of what God does every day.

When I turned to Psalm 145 I read the following:

The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Our amazing God is producing crops in Africa while He is providing water in Egypt. God is producing electricity in America while He is causing the fruit to grow in Central America. We serve a God beyond our comprehension. This God who is doing all of these things cares above everything else for humanity. Here is what David wrote about God’s care for humanity:

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Take time to grasp the following truths about God:

  • When I consider the graciousness of God, I understand why the world is allowed to exist in-spite of its constant rebellion against God.
  • When I consider the mercy of God, I understand why the Lord provides rain and food for an ungrateful world.
  • When I consider the patience of God, I understand why God withholds His wrath from day to day.
  • When I consider the love of God, I understand why God is still saving people all over the world.

This day, I am in awe of who God is and what He does. This is all more than I can comprehend. I am crying out even as I write, Lord I want to know you more and more. This day I claim the words of David as my own:

Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
    on level ground! 143:10

Two questions:

  1. What can you say about God this day?
  2. How does His character challenge you today?

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