"Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. (Psalm 104:1 NIV)
Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes we wonder what is going on. The only thing that seems to remain constant in my life is God.
Our brains can never seem to sort things out and understand even the things that happen to us and around us on a daily basis â but God is able to see the big picture, in fact He sees it all before it even happens, so He always understands.
In a week where I had much greater pain than I have normally, needed extra treatment for that, found that I have a rash all over my body that is probably a reaction to medication, been back to the Doctor, had some more tests and changed the medication, I could be fed up and just wonder if anyone knows what they are doing. That would probably be a very human reaction, but instead I am trusting God, believing that He has my best interests at heart.
A God who understands what I am going through, how I feel about it â and loves me, even when my reaction to things is not so great, is a awesome God and certainly one I can continue to trust for both the big things in my life and the little everyday hassles that come and go.
I woke this morning with the words of a song I sang some years ago entitled "How Big Is God?" going round and round in my head. It seemed so appropriate.
How big is God?
How big and wide His vast domain?
To try to tell, these lips can only start.
He's big enough to rule His mighty universe,
Yet small enough to live within my heart.*
What a comfort it is to know that God is big enough to have to have made and planned our world, yet He is not distant, He promises to be with us every minute of every day.