How Huge is Your God?

Big is Your God AdobeStock_275611208How huge is your God? Do you acknowledge Him because the “Creator of heaven and earth” (Genesis 14:19)? Do you acknowledge Him as the One who with His “personal palms stretched out the heavens” (Isaiah 45:12)? 

And do you acknowledge Him because the one who “marshaled their starry hosts” (Isaiah 45:12), and “established the solar and the moon” (Psalm 74:16)?

Additionally, do you acknowledge that God “laid the earth’s basis” (Job 38:4), “set all of the boundaries of the earth” (Psalm 74:17) making “each summer time and winter” (Psalm 74:17), “each dwelling creature” (Genesis 9:10) and “created mankind upon it” (Isaiah 45:12)?

How Huge is Your God?

We requested this query quite a few years in the past and consider God is telling us to ask it once more. It’s a matter of inspecting and re-examining our view of Him. So, we ask you, how huge is your God? However we additionally ask you, do you consider He is aware of and sees you; and does He care? Is He huge AND private on the similar time to note and care about what’s going on in your on a regular basis married life? Fortunately, He’s! We hope you see that.

Pastor/Evangelist Louie Giglio places it this manner:

“He’s sufficiently big to breathe out stars. But He’s intricate sufficient to trend collectively the trillions of cells that make up each aspect of who you might be. The God who spoke the universe into existence made you, too. And He is aware of all the pieces about you.”

“From the smallest molecule to the state of affairs you end up in proper now, He’s conscious of your circumstances. And He’s intimately acquainted with all the pieces you do. The Lord cares about you and guarantees to hold you thru.”

Louie goes on to say,

“He’ll maintain onto you and maintain you collectively, giving energy to those that hope in His unfailing love. He’s the eternal God.”

God, Our Creator

Do you consider that? Generally it’s tough to consider it, isn’t it (particularly after we’re going by way of a time of faith-building silence)? It’s a matter I (Cindy) personally struggled with for a few years. I puzzled whether or not God actually did create the Heavens, the Earth and each dwelling creature. It’s one thing I doubted due to the idea of evolution that many scientists suggest.

I struggled to consider that Jesus is who He says He’s. Moreover, I doubted that He’s “the one manner” to have a private relationship with God. And was/is it even attainable to have a private relationship with Him? I additionally questioned the reality of the Bible as a result of I’d heard so many arguments on the contrary.

However God was (and nonetheless is) affected person with me (in questioning how huge He’s). Repeatedly, the Lord has revealed Himself to me in so many private methods. I now know that I do know that I do know Who He’s, and that my religion in Him shouldn’t be misplaced. As I regarded to Him for Reality, He revealed Himself to me by way of Jesus Christ.

But although I finally believed God to be the Creator —I nonetheless struggled with understanding Him as my loving, Heavenly Father. I wasn’t certain He actually noticed and cared about my life and my marriage.

The Lord gave the impression to be answering the prayers of others however I didn’t see Him answering mine to the identical diploma. I might discover myself feeling that He is a superb God who solutions prayer —however not mine.

Moreover Difficulties

What made it particularly tough in later life was fighting two grownup prodigal sons who walked away from their relationships with God (at totally different ages). We’ve spent years and years of praying, struggling to maintain believing, and regularly eager for their Christian fellowship. The times grew into years, and so they shook us to our core.

However fortunately, our one son and his spouse lately rededicated their lives to Christ. What an amazing reply to prayer! Thanks Jesus!

Different circumstances I’ve/we’ve prayed for have additionally stormed towards our religion. For years we’ve obtained both “no” solutions or silence to necessary prayer requests. And what seems to be the “silence of God” might be deafening!

However as we search Reality, we’re reminded that God’s methods aren’t our methods. Our timing shouldn’t be His timing. It in the end comes right down to the truth that He’s God and we aren’t. We can’t start to know all He does. We hold forgetting or overlooking that. That’s simple to do when it “seems” that God shouldn’t be working to reply our prayers.

Pastor Ray Pritchard provides the next so far:

“I ran throughout one thing John Piper wrote that actually helped me. He says that day by day God is doing maybe 10,000 various things in your life, however you’ll solely be dimly conscious of maybe three of these issues. The numbers are arbitrary however the level is totally proper. We barely get a glimmer of all that God is doing in us and thru us and to us and for us. We’re like little children peering by way of a keyhole. At finest we see a sliver of what lies on the opposite aspect of the door. We frequently mistake that ‘sliver’ for the entire spectrum of actuality. God is aware of what he’s doing even after we don’t. He’s by no means clueless even after we don’t have a clue.” (From Ray’s article, “How Huge is Your God?”)

Even so, God is affected person with us. And thru all of it we’ve realized (the arduous manner) that we should belief His coronary heart and love for us and for everybody else we pray for and love. It’s tremendously tough at instances, however it’s further candy when God reveals what He’s engaged on in our lives.

Doubt Storms

We share this with you as a result of we would like you to know that you’re not alone in your “doubt storms.” All of us have vulnerabilities and undergo instances of temptation and wrestle. Ours are simply totally different than yours. Your religious journey is totally different than ours. However none of us escape “trials” and “tribulations” as we dwell on this fallen world. Please don’t permit the enemy of our religion to idiot you into considering in any other case. (See: James 1:2-5; John 16:33; Matthew 5:43-45; and 1 Corinthians 7:28.)

Our journeys could also be totally different however it’s necessary to willingly take part in searching for the story God needs to write down in you and thru you.

All the time know that on this journey, we’re to  “dwell by religion, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) How can we train religion if we see and perceive all the pieces? And the way may we relate to others who’re struggling if we don’t endure? For that reason, “we will consolation these in any hassle with the consolation we ourselves have obtained from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) Past your hurts, there could also be somebody the Lord will level your manner so you may assist and luxury them with compassionate understanding.

By all and regardless of all, we’re promised that we might be “greater than conquerors by way of Him who cherished us.” (See Romans 8:37-39.) That’s the reason we’re making this level this week. As God’s kids we must always not underestimate who we’re to God and what He can do in and thru us. “For God didn’t give us a spirit of timidity, however a spirit of energy, and love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

It doesn’t matter what is going on in your life and marriage, God can redeem all of it.

Approaching God

As soon as we comprehend who we’re in Christ and Whose we’re as kids of God, we will method the throne of God with boldness (see: Hebrews 4:14-16). He hears our prayers and is a “rewarder” of those that search Him (see: Hebrews 11:6).

It’s necessary to acknowledge how huge and nice our God is, and but embrace that He is aware of us in private methods. He knit us collectively and is aware of all the pieces about us. Our issues don’t escape His sight. As soon as we grasp this, we will achieve hope in what God will do in and thru us —somewhat than feeling defeated.

Lots of you should purchase the DVD Louie Giglio: How Great is Our God by way of Amazon. We extremely suggest that you just discover a solution to receive this DVD, so you may view after which share Louie’s presentation with others. You may be all of the extra amazed at God’s greatness! (And if you are going to buy it or something, for that matter, by way of the above hyperlink or the Amazon hyperlink on the House Web page of this site Marriage Missions will obtain a proportion of their income that helps this ministry.)

Here’s a preview of this superior presentation regarding how nice and the way huge is our God. It has helped our religion to develop all of the extra; we pray it should assist yours too. It might be an awesome date night time (or a private devotional) presentation to observe:

In the event you dwell in a rustic the place shouldn’t be accessible to buy, then put the title of the Louie Giglio DVD into your search engine. Louie has toured the world with this sequence so we’re hoping there’s a manner you may receive a private copy to take pleasure in and share.

To Provide help to Additional:

If you’re struggling in your stroll with the Lord, we additionally encourage you to prayerfully learn the next articles on our site. We consider additionally, you will discover them to be useful:

We pray this can allow you to in your Christian stroll and in your marriage. Might it allow you to to confidently belief our huge God for all issues that concern you in your life!

Cindy and Steve Wright


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