“He calls them each by name”

Have you ever had that moment when things are suddenly put into perspective and you realize how incredibly small you really are? Like when you watch a video like this?

I mean. Come on! Can you even comprehend the HUGENESS of the universe, and the complete minutia of our little lives in it? I know it absolutely boggles my mind. We are most definitely not the center of any universe, but there is a God in heaven who is! He is both the center of it – the point about which every single thing in the universe revolves – and the beginning of it and the end. The Alpha and Omega of every speck of matter in all of creation. Even more boggling, He knows each person, every creature, each star intimately. Psalm 147:4 says, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” I am in such awe, as I write this with tears in my eyes just at the mere fact that He calls me by name as well. Isaiah 43:1 tells us what God told Jacob, “But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Please insert your name here:
But now says the LORD, He who created you, O _________, He who formed you, O______: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine.”

God formed us with infinitely more care than the stars, He knit us together in our mothers’ wombs (Jeremiah 1:5), He chose us and planned for us before earth’s foundations were laid (Eph 1:4). I love this verse, it has been a favorite of mine since the beginning of my walk with Christ – one of the first He led me to read:

Psalm 8:3-5

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.

See, Beloved, God made all these things – these huge and wonderful things for us. He created the most incredible artwork for us to gaze upon and to know Him in His most revealing beauty, He wanted to give us a piece of Himself and so He created the moon and the stars. He wants us to look up and marvel at His glory, at the beauty He made for us. He wants us to see the world He created for us and to know of His incredible love for us. See, the God that made each star, each moon, each planet, is the same God that made each blade of grass, each beautiful butterfly, and each perfectly made person.

Not only is He master of every galaxy in creation, but He’s master of every situation you will ever find yourself in. Not only does God concern Himself with the rotation of the earth around the sun, but He concerns Himself with the minute details of your life.

YOUR PAST

YOUR DEPRESSION

YOUR PAIN

YOUR HATE

YOUR ANGER

YOUR DOUBT

YOUR FEAR

YOUR SHAME

YOUR EATING DISORDER

YOUR SELF HARM

YOUR ANXIETY

YOUR LONELINESS

YOUR SCARS

YOUR ADDICTIONS

Not only is God concerned with all of it – He is BIGGER than all of it. There are always excuses that we make for not reaching out to God; typically, it has to do with the negativity we feel about ourselves. What is keeping you from God today? Trust me in this, I’ve been in a lot of ugly situations in my life and if He can conquer my ugliness, Beloved, He can conquer yours. God is bigger than any problem you may have – any addiction, any immorality, any shame, any fear. He is bigger, and He will give you victory over all of it!!!

Deuteronomy 20:4 says, “for the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”

No only does He fight for you, Beloved, in any trial, but He is going before you – He has already given you the victory! You just have to reach for Him and take it. ❤ Give Him your battle today and let Him give you victory. Amen.

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