“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”
If we read these words about our God and really believe what it means, there is a very likely response in the way we will think about Him: God is big and He is awesome! I mean, seriously… He measures the expanse of the heavens like we would measure a small object. Who can do this but God?
“Awesome” just might be the most common word to use to describe God. But how does an understanding of God’s awesomeness help us learn that God is also very personal? If all we walk away from these verses with is “God is big”, we’ve missed it. Two ways that the enemy will try to fool us about Who God really is are these: One is that He is TOO SMALL to handle our problems, and the other is that He is TOO BIG to care about us and our individual needs. Don’t let the bigness of God keep you from seeing the specific, intimate ways of God.
When we start to recognize a hint of Who God really is, it should bring us to our knees. It is good to feel small before God; but don’t feel that He is ready to crush you in your weakness and doubt. “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, WITH HIM ALSO that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15) Our God measures the ocean in His HAND, and He has chosen humble hearts as His dwelling place. Wow!
The description listed here in Isaiah 40:12 of the magnitude of God starts with a list of questions, not needing to be answered, but to raise the thoughts of discouraged Israelites to think about the true nature of the God they worshiped. Hope in Him. Depend on Him. Just as in the days of creation when God was putting the earth and water together in perfect measure, today is a day that the Lord has specially made (Psalm 118:24). God does not overlook the balance of the hills and He will not overlook you. And if you love and trust him, you will one day discover that He is working good for you personally even today (Romans 8:28). Who can do this but God?