“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.”
One of the cool things about living in South Florida is being close to the beach. There is so much take in. Of course, during the day, you hear and see the hustle and bustle of people living life on the surf and turf. But when the beach goers are gone and the side walks and roads are clear, you get a clear view of how vast God is.
A few days ago, Donovan and I took an impromptu trip to the beach late at night. We often do that sometimes when we can’t seem to sleep or if we just want to catch the sunrise. Of course, we don’t go in the water since it’s so dark. But we stand by the shore in awe looking out or looking up.
Whether we watch the millions of stars glitter or watch the sun colorfully and boldly make it’s entrance for the day, we know God’s still here. Day or night. In waking or in slumber, He’s always around showing Himself in bold and subtle ways.
God shows us in those moments that He’s infinitely BIGGER than our minds can comprehend or imagine.
I look at this scripture asking myself, “Where exactly is the end of the earth?” I know. It sounds like a silly question. Maybe I can Google it. But when you’re standing at the beach looking out, your eyes and mind can only see a limited view of where the ends of the earth is, even though you know it can go for miles.
God is like that; so vast, deep, and limitless. We as humans have a finite idea of who God is. We often take that idea for what it is and try to limit Him, contain Him to how we think He should be or who He is. Yet, God in His creation big and small shows us time and time again that He’s entirely TOO BIG to be contained.
I find this to be a good and humbling place to be.
Though I struggle and wrestle with the mind of God, I realize that my finite mind has a finite understanding. God’s thoughts and ways are way too deep for me (Isaiah 55:8-9). Also, I find that on the days where I’m heavily weak and tired, He’s always there to carry me on.
God doesn’t tire or get weary. He simply does what He’s supposed to do when we don’t or when we can’t.
God simply just IS.
My problems, pain, illness, bills, and other hardships is rather small compared to God and who He is. This isn’t to say that they don’t have a part in my world because they do. However, it’s times like this where I have to ask myself, “Who are you going to magnify?”
I can either magnify or make bigger my worries, anxieties, and afflictions which 2 Corinthians 4:17 calls them “light and momentary.” Or, I can magnify the deep, vast, limitless, all knowing God who created the ends of the earth and who’s never weary but hold all things together and works them for our good and His glory (Romans 8:28).