Daily Devotional: Psalms 138:6-8
6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. 8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your hands.
2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
The idea of infinity is beyond our ability to really comprehend as is the concept of one who has no limits in power or wisdom. In fact, all we know as time, as power or as wisdom was brought into being by God. He is beyond the most we can even imagine as the wildest science fiction. Every discovery that has ever been made by humans is only a glimpse into what God has designed and created and we have not even scratched the surface of his wisdom or his creation. God is awesome!
Yet, this awesome God knows you and me by our name. He knows our parents and our friends. He understands all the troubles we have in our minds and the things we face each day. There is nothing that happens that will surprise him or that is beyond his ability to handle. Add to this that God is love and he really does want what is best for each of us. He wants to carry our burdens for us.
When we humble ourselves and we admit that we need him, he will draw near to us and he will help us. In our minds we think of the apostle Paul as being a really strong Christian, one who was devoted to Christ and who suffered for him in so many ways. What was the source of his strength? He said that he could do all things through Jesus Christ. He died to himself and to his own will so it was Christ who lived in him. He said regarding Christ living in him that he labored, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully worked in him. We are not our own, we have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, so we live for him.
I pray that out of his glorious riches God may strengthen us with power through his Spirit in our inner being, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. And I pray that we may have power to know this love of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.