It’s odd, ironic even, that so often I find myself thinking that I am limitless and God is manageable, someone I can get my mind around.
The words in Isaiah 40:6-15 help me realign my thoughts… we are grass that withers, but our God endures forever. Our Sovereign Lord is powerful, willing and able to lead us as a shepherd, and able to contain the vastness of creation within his hands. We are taught the things that we learn and we have others that show us the way, but God needs no teacher, no leader.
I love this song “Small,” by JJ Heller. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OiNIzu2P-8
My favorite line is “You’re closer than the tiny thoughts I have of you, but I could never fathom you at all.” God is both very near and vast beyond measure.
You know, when I get to thinking that God is small, I don’t have to trust God. No need to expect much from small God. No reason to be vulnerable–I can keep leading the way and making the decisions. Scriptures like this one remind me that I’m the one that is small.
So, I have to pause and give serious consideration to our GPS questions:
Are you willing to let God be your shepherd, or do you feel a need to hold onto ultimate control of your own life?
Do you trust in God’s power and promises above all others, and if so, for what reasons?
Molly is the Campus Pastor at Resurrection West and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.