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Sierra Pines Church

12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

I grew up in landlocked Tennessee with rolling hills and plenty of trees, but I always dreamed of seeing the ocean. I dipped my toe in the Pacific the first week I came to California to go to college. I can still remember the endless expanse of water and the waves that pounded the shore. It took my breath away.

Still, I can’t comprehend just how vast the ocean is. Though they haven’t measured it drop for drop, experts estimate that earth’s oceans contain some 36,614,237, 300,000,000,000,000 gallons of water!!! (Can you tell my time at the beach has consumed my thinking?)

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand? Isaiah 40:12. We know the answer—it’s Our Creator-God! In posing this question, Isaiah underscores the Lord’s wisdom and power.

Does that truth make you shudder? Go weak in the knees? After all, a being with such power could crush us all like bugs. Worse still, because of our sins, he would be justified in doing so. But instead, in gentle grace God has chosen to LOVE us. His is a “just because” love. We have done nothing (and can do nothing) to earn his love. He loves us anyway—just because he does!

In love he gets involved in the details of our daily lives, caring for us in the same wisdom and power he used as he formed the oceans. You may feel insignificant. You may consider your thoughts and words as trivial. Other people may take you for granted. But your Lord notes and treasures each word, each thought, each action, because he loves and cares for you deeply. Feel that love.

 

 

Comments

August 01, 2016 @01:17 pm

Thank you for all you have done to help me.

Karen
August 01, 2016 @01:16 pm

I needed this today.

Grace
August 01, 2016 @01:16 pm

Thank you.

Pamela
August 01, 2016 @01:15 pm

So helpful!

Sue
 

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