Updated: Sep 29, 2019
The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command. -Psalm 33: 6-9
If there was ever a moment where I felt an overwhelming sense of humility, it was reading these verses. Re-read these verses and think about the fact that the Lord of these verses is the Lord who loves you unconditionally, who protects you in every situation, and who pursues you each and every day of your life.
The Lord that “merely spoke, and the heavens were created” is the one that craves a personal relationship with you. He wants to take up residence in your heart and never leave.
The Lord who only had to breath the word to create each one of the beautifully unique stars that we see in the sky each night created you in the image of himself. You are who you are, how you are, and how you look because that is exactly the way he intended. If you are like me and are fascinated at how beautiful the stars look hanging in the sky, look in the mirror and see that same beauty tenfold because the same God created both you and the stars, and I promise you are more precious to him than all the stars in the sky.
Think about standing at the edge of the ocean, looking out at the depths that extend farther than we can see. You are loved and cared for in a way that cannot adequately be put into words by the same God who created and controls every wave of that ocean.
“For when he spoke, the world began.” This is the God who is calling out to you above every other voice on this earth. This is the Lord that is calling you to walk with him, to trust him and his plan.
He has the power to create the heavens and the stars and the earth and the oceans. He has the power to speak the world into motion and give life to every soul that exists within it, and still he wants you. Still he offers to you a life beyond this earth, filled with hope, joy, and peace.
The Lord of these verses desperately seeks to be the Lord of your heart. He will meet you where you are. You need only to look his way and say the word, and he will be there. And once you open your heart to him, once you accept him for who he is–your savior, your protector, your guide, your one and only King–he will never leave your side.
If you haven’t done so already, my prayer is that you would open your heart to the Lord. Allow the Lord to show you the life he has for you. Witness firsthand that when the Lord reigns in your heart, you can find rest in knowing that his power and his goodness and his love for you cannot be matched and will never be overcome.
“Let everyone stand in awe of him.”
~ John 17:22-24 ~ Genesis 1:27 ~ Matthew 6:30 ~ John 3:16 ~ Philippians 2:13 ~ John 10:28-29 ~