If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thursday, June 23, 2011

He is Awesome!



For the past 2 Wednesday nights we've been studying these verses in Isaiah.  If you have a moment take the time to read them for yourself and then think about the awesomeness of God.



Isaiah 40:12-31
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales
And the hills in a balance?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?
14 With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him,
And taught Him in the path of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge,
And showed Him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket,
And are counted as the small dust on the scales;
Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn,
Nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before Him are as nothing,
And they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless.
18 To whom then will you liken God?
Or what likeness will you compare to Him?
19 The workman molds an image,
The goldsmith overspreads it with gold,
And the silversmith casts silver chains.
20 Whoever is too impoverished for such a contribution
Chooses a tree that will not rot;
He seeks for himself a skillful workman
To prepare a carved image that will not totter.
21 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22  It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
23 He brings the princes to nothing;
He makes the judges of the earth useless.
24 Scarcely shall they be planted,
Scarcely shall they be sown,
Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth,
When He will also blow on them,
And they will wither,
And the whirlwind will take them away like stubble.
25 “To whom then will you liken Me,
Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high,
And see who has created these things,
Who brings out their host by number;
He calls them all by name,
By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power;
Not one is missing.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
And speak, O Israel:
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
And my just claim is passed over by my God”?
28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. 

Doesn't that just thrill your heart.  God is something else.  Just think, according to verse 12,  He holds all the water of the world in the hollow of His hand.  Can you imagine?  Take a look at the hollow of your hand.  That's a really small area.  But He's so big, He can hold all the water of the world.  Amazing!   How about in the same verse, it says He calculates the dust.  I don't know about you, but just the dust in my house is phenominal and He calculates all the dust.  Amazing!  Just read these verses and think about the greatness of God, and yet He loves us and cares about us enough to know the very number of hairs on our head.  And that changes daily.  Just take a look at my hairbrush! 


And then in verse 31: He tells us we need to wait on the Lord (don't run ahead of Him or take care of everything by ourselves), just wait on the Lord and He'll renew our strength.


Lord thank you.  You are so awesome, but you love me.  It's so wonderful and freeing to know I'm loved by you.  Help me to remember this all day.  Help me to remember to wait on you today.  I love you too Lord.  Amen


4 comments:

  1. I love those verses. We are having more rain and I really enjoy watching the storms- Gods power is awesome.

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  2. I think Isaiah is one of my favorite book in the bible. It is just so full of amazing lessons and wisdom and God;s promise!

    Blessings
    R

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  3. Thank you for this powerful reminder of the greatness of our God Cathy. It is beyond my ability to understand how such a God is mindful of me, but I am so thankful that He is.

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  4. This is so beautiful, Cathy!
    Yes, God is my King ~ The Lord is my Shepherd... There is NONE like Him!

    Whenever I see the greatness of creation ~ it is from Him.

    Whenever I see or witness the foolishness of 'man' or the injustice of judges, I know that:
    "He makes the judges of the earth useless.
    24 Scarcely shall they be planted,
    Scarcely shall they be sown,
    Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth,
    When He will also blow on them,
    And they will wither, "

    ~ Powerful words ~ Powerful reminders!

    Beautiful photo of the ocean, Cathy!
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    ~Maria

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