This park is just a few miles from our house. When I stand and look at Lake Michigan it reminds me how small I am.
We can feel overwhelmed by all that is going on, but the lake reminds me that God is bigger than all of this.
Here are a couple of verses that put it in perspective.
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales?” – Isaiah 40:12
“Or who enclosed the sea with doors, When bursting forth, it went out from the womb; When I made a cloud its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band, And I placed boundaries on it, And I set a bolt and doors, And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop’?” Job 38:8-11
Job was struggling with many calamities. God doesn’t answer his questions, but instead explains who He is. (See Job chapters 38-41)
Here is Job’s response to God.
“I know that Thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted…I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees Thee; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:2, 5-6
We don’t know how all of this will play out, but we know we serve a good God. He has a purpose and plan that is far beyond our imagination. No matter how difficult the circumstances; remember He has promised to be with us.
Today we are looking at someone who my friend, Kathy, suggested. Her name is Abigail and her story can be found in I Samuel 25:2-42.
Here is the template. anxiety template
Here are a few other questions.
What advice did Abigail give David? vs. 24-31 (It’s complicated, take your time.)
What happened to Nabal?
What was David’s response in verse 39?
Starting on Friday I’ll be shifting to the New Testament.