“How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!” Psalm 92:5
After writing about the sun flares, my mind kept drifting toward deep and profound thoughts of God’s power and greatness. If our sun, just one of the stars in the universe can produce so much heat and energy then how much energy and power is there in the universe? How immense is the Creator who controls all that power. This is profound. He is profound. He is deep and unfathomable; He is at times difficult to understand. He has depth of insight and understanding that are beyond my grasp.
My finite mind cannot comprehend the infinite. Most of the time my mind can’t even comprehend a lot of what is finite. I discussed this with a friend recently. We were talking about the hard to understand passages of Scripture and how we recognize that these are profound. We realize God is so big and immense that thoughts of His grandeur are deep. But what of the simple things in life, are they profound? Are they beyond my depth of understanding?
I realized that some of the most profound and unexplainable things in my life are truths I trust every day. God loves me and cares for me. “You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit” (Job 10:12). God is generous and provides all I need to live a life that glorifies Him. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). He works profoundly in my space-time existence continuously.
Examples in my life are innumerable so I will give but a few. Sometimes I can’t find my keys and I cry out, “Lord I cannot remember where I put my keys and I am running late. Can you show me where they are?” Like a close friend and loving brother he reminds me of where I left them. When I am anxious and I cannot rest my mind, I pray “Give me peace and rest”. Miraculously, without human reason or understanding, he quiets my mind and takes the burden from me. He heals relationships. He frees us from scary circumstances, or gives us unexpected courage to deal with them. He gives us fellowship with others in His family. He fills us with joy that confounds those around us. He allows us to submit and surrender and then He lifts us up. All these things are common but they are still profound and stem from the power of God.
I put my trust in an omnipotent Being who oversees the whole universe. My commitment is to a Lord who is master of all things. I rest in a God who has power over life and death and has chosen to let me live and live abundantly. The God whose power is only glimpsed in the immensity of the suns energy is at work in my life because he chose to be in a relationship with me. This is profound.
Thank you, Lord. Mere words are not enough to praise you and worship you adequately. Work in my life so that I live worship and praise. I want my body to be a living sacrifice that is holy and acceptable. “Now to You Lord, the one who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to you be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” (Eph 3:20-21). Amen