Do you ever think maybe God is like one of those circus acts where the guys are spinning saucers on the end of a rod balancing, moving back and forth trying desperately not to let one fall? I mean let’s face it, it does take a good eye, good balance and coordination, you have to watch all the saucers. and hopefully, you won’t let one slip. I think a lot of people think that is how it works with God. He is up there trying to keep the earth on its axis all the while balancing each of our lives, just crossing his fingers and hoping none of us fall. Really? First, let’s look at scripture to see what it has to say about God.
Psalm 121:3 “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.”
Luke 12:7 “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
This God who formed you will take care of you. His word tells that He is faithful.
Psalm 36:5 ”Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”
Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the Lord, and do good, Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
He has ordered our steps, everything we do is under the watchful gaze of a Sovereign God. It may feel at times like our lives are totally out of control, we have no direction, but God is ever present, always guiding us. His plans for us are good. Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
If we will just surrender to His Lordship in our lives we would find ourselves feeling less out of control and more settled and secure. My life is not under the direction of a mad scientist making things happen for the fun of it. Thinking that is like me putting God on mans level. We view his abilities in the same regard as ours. He is not us! I struggle with believing that he can run the universe, keep the oceans in their borders, stars in the sky and that sort of thing all the while keeping my life under his control. I obviously could not do it, I struggle with walking while chewing gum, but this is the God, the one who formed all we see, the one who formed me, who knew me before I was born. Jeremiah 1:5 says this: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I set you apart, I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
I find such peace in knowing that I am not just a blip on some screen somewhere out in the cosmos. God thinks about me, all the time. His thoughts toward me are so many that they outnumber the sands of the seas. Psalm 139:18.
So, take comfort in knowing He has you, He always has and He always will. He loves you and will accomplish his plans for you, and he will not drop you, He will keep right on spinning and spinning for all eternity.
Our God really is an awesome God. He simply speaks and things are made, his breath brings dirt to life.n [Adam] He isn’t spinning saucers, trying to keep his eye on us, his eyes are never off of us. When we cannot trace his hand in our lives, we can trust his heart. Stop putting God at your level, thinking that he is limited in his abilities and power. There is nothing, absolutely nothing he cannot do! Instead, rest in his abilities, rest in his goodness, rest in his love for you.