“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand?” Isaiah 40:12 ESV
If you have ever baked anything, you have measured water for a recipe; a cup here, a half a cup there. But I imagine you have not measured all the water in your home in the palm of your hand. Yet, we are told from Isaiah in the Bible that God has measured ALL the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand. Can you even imagine how huge that hand must be or how enormous is our God!
We have just returned from vacation on the West coast and have seen the vastness of the ocean in that one area of the earth. If I were to dip my hand in it and lift out a handful of water, it would not have left a ripple. And so, as I read this verse, I realized my concept of God’s greatness is not even close to the reality of who He really is and the magnitude of His being. It is a very humbling realization.
Because we are able to have a relationship with God through Christ Jesus, we may tend to think of Him as people size. This verse and chapter of the Bible prove otherwise. Not only has He held the waters in His hand, but He has held the dust of the earth in a basket! (Isaiah 40:12 NIV) That requires a pretty big basket and arm to hold it! But even more than the size of the basket is the strength needed to lift it. These verses prove that God really does have the whole world in His hands.
If He is that big and that strong, He has more than enough strength to pass on to you, and He does. What would seem like a powerful surge of strength to us is but a blip on God’s radar screen. What a blessing it is to be the recipient of such mighty strength and power. I am humbled, and I am speechless…
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