The psalmist writes, “Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens”. The writer goes on to speak of God’s faithfulness reaching to the skies and of His righteousness being like the mighty mountains. Lastly God’s justice is paralleled to the ocean. How vast and wide and high and deep is God’s love, faithfulness, righteousness, and justice! Verses like these remind us of who God is and cause us to give praise and thanksgiving.
Yet almost as often as there are grains of sand on the beach, I can forget all that the psalmist writes of. In an instant I can forget all about this omnipotent and omnipresent God and rely only on myself. On the one hand this amazes me and on the other hand I know I have been there over and over and over again. But no matter how many times I seem to try to do it on my own and fail, He is always there. With that love that reaches to the heavens, God always waits for my return. Through a faithfulness equally as big, God never gives up on me.
It is humbling to think of such things. All I have to do is rely on God. To know I fail reminds me of my total dependence on God. To be humbled is to remember my place in the large order of things. Thank you God for your immeasurable love, faithfulness, righteousness, and justice. Thank you God.
Scripture reference: Psalm 36: 5-10