TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Isaiah 40:21–31
Unsettled by some recent difficult news, Matt decided to take a walk. The evening spring air beckoned. As the infinite sky deepened from blue to black, a thickening fog spilled slowly over the marsh. Stars began to glimmer, heralding the full moon rising in the east. The moment, for Matt, was deeply spiritual. He’s there, he thought. God is there, and He’s got this.
Some people look at the night sky and see nothing but nature. Others see a god as distant and cold as Jupiter. But the same God who “sits enthroned above the circle of the earth” also “brings out the starry host one by one and calls them forth each of them by name” (ISAIAH 40:22, 26). He knows His creation intimately.
It is this intimate God who asked His people, “Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God’? Do you not know? Have you not heard? . . . He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (VV. 27–29).
We are easily tempted to forget God. Our problems won’t disappear with an evening stroll, but we can find rest and certainty that God is always working towards His good purposes. “I’m here,” He says. “I’ve got you.”
We should give God the same place in our hearts that He holds in the universe.
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