How Big is Your God?
Nations have been established by God and human government ordained by Him with His hand involved in the selection of those in authority for our God’s ultimate ends to be fulfilled. Daniel puts it this way, “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: For wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding:” (Daniel 2:20–21). There should be complete confidence on our part in the Lord’s sovereignty, whether it is in our personal day to day affairs or the complexities of international diplomacy and security. Nebuchadnezzar was brought to this very realization concerning the Most High God and exclaimed, “all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Daniel 4:35). Thus the great powers of our world that are in play along with their many schemes and ambitions are just as much under the control of God as anything we little people face. God cares about the large and small goings on in His world. His interest in you on a personal level is just as significant as His inner workings nationally and internationally. Think on the words of the prophet Isaiah when he says, "With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, And taught him in the path of judgment, And taught him knowledge, And shewed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, And are counted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; And they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.” (Isaiah 40:14–17). Again Isaiah encourages us with reminders of God’s watchfulness with these words, "Have ye not known? have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, And the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, And spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; Yea, they shall not be sown: Yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: And he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, And the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One” (Isaiah 40:21–25). Don’t allow the national or international scene to rob you of joy and peace, for God is God in Heaven above and on the earth beneath (Deuteronomy 4:39). Consider some of Isaiah’s concluding thoughts to chapter 40, "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, That the everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; And to them that have no might he increaseth strength” (Isaiah 40:28–29). Rest in our God’s might and complete control! Nothing in our lives or world are big to God.