We Should Be Astounded…


Have you ever watched the teeming crowds of people at a popular tourist attraction?  From Disneyland, to Times Square on New Year’s Eve, to London’s Trafalgar Square, to countless other destinations?

Or, have you ever been stuck in traffic for hours on end wondering where in the world all of these people could possibly be going, and what drama was playing out in each of their lives?

Does it astound you that God knows each of those individuals intimately—right down to the number of hairs on each head?  Or that there is nowhere we can go that He is not present?

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Matthew 10:30

Where shall I go from your Spirit?  Or where shall I flee from your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.  Psalm 139:7-12

There are concepts that should astound us—truths that should revolutionize our lives.  How often we forget that the Creator of all that is stands ready to help us, and he knows our issues before we even think to ask.

Even before a word is on my tongue behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.  Psalm 139:4

5 thoughts on “We Should Be Astounded…

  1. Indeed and yet, astounded doesn’t begin to describe the struggle my finite mind has in comprehending it all. You gave me new information in this posting about God knowing the words I will speak before I do. I will ponder that after I wrap my head around the fact that I was a thought in the mind of Almighty God before the foundations of the earth and my life is his plan – all of it – nothing surprises Him. It usually catches me off guard because I want something different. Thank heavens, His thoughts are higher than my thoughts because in the hardships, He meets me there – Joy is not the absence of heartache or suffering, but the present of Almighhty God in the midst of that same heartache or suffering. Even when I thought no one cared, He was pursuing me. Oh, Jesus, thank you for loving me so much when I didn’t know I was worthy of such deep, abiding love.


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