“Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?” -Isaiah 40:21
Knowing, hearing, being told, and understanding that God is the maker of heaven and earth and the only true God is the greatest gift we could ever be given. This verse in Isaiah should challenge us. Do we live like we know, have heard, been told, and understand? Do we really understand what God has done from the foundations of the earth? I would encourage you to be grateful that we know, have heard, been told and understand God and what He has done for us. God not only has shown Himself to us, but He has been showing Himself strong since the beginning of time.
Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
But though we may say we know, have heard, been told and understand, do we really understand? Do we say in one breath He is almighty, look at what He has done! but then in another breath we feel like He can’t fix our personal problems and can’t fulfill our needs? He is and has done so much, but we often don’t even notice. Do we know and trust in His goodness in our everyday life? Do we tell others how great our God is? Do we understand His love towards us? How He is for us, and not against us? We might say “yes” to these questions but may never know or grasp the understanding of how powerful our God really is. He wants to do so much more in our lives than we allow. The greatness of our God is beyond our comprehension. What holds us back from knowing, proclaiming, and understanding God? When we doubt that He is for us, we have no desire to ask for great and mighty things. We ask, “Why would He do that for ME?” The joy that is lacking among Christians is great. We should be filled with joy since we have been given the greatest gift of knowing, hearing, being told, and understanding. But if we truly understood God’s greatness we would trust, not worry, and proclaim His greatness with passion! Jesus is the answer to all our concerns and we should be living with great faith and joy. Satan is out to rob, kill and destroy. He doesn’t want us to know the depth of God’s power, love, and greatness.
I am in awe of the goodness of God. How He cares for my life, in the big and little things. How even though life can be confusing at times or unknown, He is near and wants to do great and mighty things in my life and in yours! The peace of knowing God, who is personally part of our lives, is amazing! So even though we know God is a God that wants to do impossible things in our life, how can we believe it and live it out?
- Trust God will come through
- Have faith in what you cannot see
- Pray for the “impossible”
- Cling to the hope
- CHOOSE to trust God
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:23-24
Have hope in the greatness of God. There is so much to be knowing, hearing, telling, and understanding! Life is exciting when we have a God doing the impossible!