“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” Hebrews 11:3
This thought is amazing when you just sit back and ponder it. God created the universe and everything in by his word. God did not lift a finger to create the universe, earth, or anything else that we see (except for human kind, that is another thought for another day). God just spoke, and it happened. If we wanted to discuss it, there are probably hundreds of debates we can have about how it happened, how long it took and so much more. Those things however, have no bearing on the thoughts for today.
When something is created, it is never bigger than its creator. A good creator always knows the creations limitations and weaknesses. A good creator always has more to give than one accomplishment. The creator is always bigger than the creation, and such is true with God.
God is not limited by the universe that he created. God is so big, He holds the universe in the palm of His hand. Think about how big our universe is. It cannot be measured on the scale of miles or kilometers, but light-years. A light year is 5,865,696,000,000 (5.8 trillion) miles. The milky way galaxy, where we live, is 100,000 light years across, and about 1,000 light years thick. And that is just one of hundreds of billions of galaxies that scientists think exist. All that, God holds in the palm of His hands.
How big do your problems feel now? We spend so much time worrying about our problems and trying feverishly to come up with our own solutions. Sometimes they work, sometimes they do not. When we take a look at how big God is, we begin to see that our own problems are not as big as we thought they were. What we think is a mountain, is not much more than a blip on God’s radar. Not that is not to say that He does not care, because He does but that He is bigger than our problems.
When obstacles come and try to defeat us, remember how big God is, and that He desires good things for us (Matthew 7:7-12). We spend so much time telling God how big our problems are, that we often forget to tell our problems how big our God is.