Thoughts from an early morning

Thoughts from an early morning

IMG_0902“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.” (Ps 145:3)

Unsearchable. God’s greatness is unsearchable; unable to clearly understand. There are a lot of phrases that I would use to describe God’s greatness but that is not one of the first ones that comes to mind. Something happens to the spirit when we pause and ponder God’s greatness. All that there is to praise Him about. Yet words and our human understanding do not completely comprehend His greatness.

Life ebbs and flows. We have three boys still at home and they keep us very busy. Work keeps us busy. When life is discouraging, looking to God’s greatness allows something powerful to happen. It encourages. It brings hope. It strengthens.

“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”(Ps. 145:8-9)

No matter what the day brings today, God is gracious and full of compassion. What a powerful reminder. An aspect of His greatness and a model for how I should be living and interacting with the people around me.

“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” (Ps 145:18)

The Lord is near. Not far. Not at an arms distance.

Near.

Right here. Walking with me. Leading the way.

Life can be daunting and overwhelming at moments. It is full of highs and full of lows. Failures and successes. Laughter and tears.
Life seems anything but consistent at times. It can be easy and then it can be difficult.

Yet.

I have the promise that Jesus is near.
I have the truth that God is great.
That He is gracious.
He is full of compassion.
He is good.
He loves me.

No matter what the day brings, I know that Jesus is right here walking with me.

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