Did you know that the invisible world is just as real as the visible? The apostle Paul says that our afflictions are in this world, but they are "working for us an eternal weight of glory."
We often make resolutions at the start of the new year. What if we committed to one of the easiest resolutions? To simply pray for God’s glory to be known in our lives every morning before we get out of bed.
As we conclude our study on the attributes of God, think about this: the God who created the stars and inhabits eternity is concerned with your wounds and healing. This truth should bring us to our knees in praise!
"He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure."
- Psalm 147:4–5
The best is yet to come. Do you believe that through God's unsearchable riches, you can overcome?
"To preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things."
- Ephesians 3:8b–9
Have you ever realized that God doesn't think like you? His ways are different than our ways and His thoughts are different than our thoughts, and this truth should lead us to worship.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
- Isaiah 55:8–9
In acceptance of God's will, there is peace. And if we accept the sovereign God and worship Him, He carries us along despite all of the mysteries.
"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!"
- Romans 11:33
We should stand in the presence of the unsearchable God with much reverence. But at the same time, we can leave things in His hands with much confidence in His trustworthiness.
"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable."
- Isaiah 40:28
Despite the mystery and the unanswered questions, God is worthy of our trust. Do you believe He will finish what He begun—to take you all the way to the finish line and beyond?
"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all."
- 1 Chronicles 29:11
Where is God amidst storms, disasters, and catastrophes? If God is all-powerful then why do these tragic events occur?
"The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet."
- Nahum 1:3
Other religions claim some kind of blood sacrifice or offering for redemption, but it is only in Christianity that God himself becomes the sacrifice. The God who created is the God who redeems.
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purifications for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."
- Hebrews 1:3