Read Psalm 33 – Eternity will not make sense without an understanding of God. As humans, we want to feel some measure of control – yet it is a world we did not create. As we allow for awe, reverence and fear of God, even the most difficult things of this life can be entrusted to Jesus.
My heart is aching for a loved one today. She is facing something I fear, yet here is God’s Word, waiting for me… as if knowing all along I would need this Psalm today. Verse :1 seemed too hard at first look, “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.” But as I read on, my focus shifted to our Father’s glory, and the ache began to fade into trust, and my ability to sing joyfully came alive.
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.” :6-7 That makes me feel small in the very best way – like the view of the world out of my airplane window, or the feeling of standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. This world is such a simple thing to God.
“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” :20-22