Saturday, July 30, 2011

God's Thoughts

 4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
 5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 

God's Thoughts

Have you ever thought about God's thoughts? According to the Psalmist, God's thoughts toward us, His children, are so prolific that they cannot even be numbered. Think about that; God, the Creator of the universe, thinks about every single one of His children. Indeed, we may forget Him, but He never forgets us!

No wonder David calls the people blessed who do not respect the proud or turn aside to lies, but rather put their trust in the Lord. As God's children, we need to live with a perspective of life that is from God's point of view rather than that which most people tend to see. 

We cannot see the forces of evil nor the army of the Lord encamped all about us, but does that mean they are not there? We cannot see God's power at work as He continues the stars and planets on their courses, and as He keeps the balance of nature on our own planet, but we know that He is in control of all things. Yet, in all of this, He is not too busy or too preoccupied to care about every single one of His children.

Yesterday my son and his family had car trouble while on the way to our house for a visit. When I picked them up, about an hour later, I noted that my 20 month old grandson was not the least bit concerned about being stuck on the side of the road, waiting for someone to come and rescue them. He had such complete trust in his parents that being stranded caused no undue stress or worry for him.

That is exactly the way we should be. I have a long way to go to develop that kind of sweet and patient trust in the Lord. Oh, I know and believe that God is in control and takes care of me, but I still seem to spend far too much time worrying about how He is going to do just that.

We do not worship a god of wood or stone, or the god of money or materialism. We worship God, who is not only God above all Gods, but God who loves and cares for each and every one of His children. God's thoughts are never far away, neither is He too busy to be concerned about all of the many details of our lives. How amazing is that?

God Bless You,

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