My God is So Big!
Verse 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.
We continue working our way through this hymn of praise of God and His goodness.
We may say that God is great or even sing that He is during worship but how often do we meditate on the fact that He is great? The word translated as great can also mean "all" and that kind of boosts the image of God. We tend to place Him in a human box expecting Him to think and act like we would, but He is so beyond our comprehension and understanding.
In the last chapters of the book of Job, God asks some hard questions of Job and his friends (starting at Job 39). In an attempt to right their thinking about His greatness, God asks them where they were when He spoke the world into being. He continues by asking if they could control the light and darkness, waters, stars and so many other things. Of course we can't, but that is the point, the very point that King David is making in his song of praise.
His greatness is beyond what we generally think about Him. When was the last time we pondered the fact that He divided the light and darkness? Or how about the fact that He set every single star in place in every single constellation. He questions the men if they are there to observe the birth of various animals. In other words God was reminding them of His greatness.
It is so important to our praise for us to understand His greatness, because if we don’t understand just how mighty He is, we won’t be praising Him for who He is as much as who we imagine Him to be. When we don’t take the time to meditate on just how great He is, we will struggle to see Him in the small details of life. This is the reason that we get so fearful when things look dismal in our lives. We start second guessing His goodness because we have begun to see our trial as being bigger than God.
We shouldn’t feel any smaller than when we are going through a trial, but this isn’t about being smaller than the difficulty but rather smaller than the one Great God. And then we will to see the minute nature of our problem in light of the one true God who is able and willing to do more than we can imagine.
Making It Personal
When was the last time you thought about how great God is? How has He shown His greatness in your life? What things do you need to praise Him about?
Making It Personal Kids
How big do you think Jesus is? How has He shown Himself to be powerful? What do you need to praise Him about today?
Father, You are so much more than we can dream and yet You still care about us. Give us eyes to see the wonder of how great You are. In Jesus’ name, amen.