Do you ever find God hard to understand? To really understand all that He is (all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere at once, holy, just, Truth, Creator…) and how much He loves us (no matter what)? He is so amazing, so beyond what we can comprehend.
I love the following quote from Francis Chan in his book Crazy Love: “Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”
He says something else I thought was interesting: “Not being able to fully understand God is frustrating, but it is ridiculous for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are capable of comprehending. What a stunted, insignificant god that would be! If my mind is the size of a soda can and God is the size of all the oceans, it would be stupid for me to say He is only the small amount of water I can scoop into my little can. God is so much bigger, so far beyond our time-encased, air/food/sleep-dependent lives.”
So even though we can’t fully wrap our minds around all God is, reading Bible verses helps us to know Him better. His words to us paint a picture of His character, His eternal perspective, and even His plan for our lives. (Isn’t it incredible is that God actually makes plans for us?)
May the verses below (in 2 translations) give you a little more insight into how much our amazing, awesome God genuinely loves you!
The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16 (NLT)
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” Psalm 91:14-16 (MES)
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