Footstools, Problems and Miracles
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how big God is. Since we’ve never seen him face-to-face it’s hard to grasp what he’s capable of. Sure we read Bible stories, but we sometimes read them and fall into the habit of thinking they are just nice feel-good stories that happened a long time ago. He couldn’t possibly do something like this in our lives, could he?
Have you ever found yourself thinking about a situation and realize you’ve put it above God in your life? I don’t mean that you made it an idol or something. I mean you think and act as if it’s just too big for him to handle. We would never say this, but we often act like it. I think we don’t pray about things because we don’t think he can really do it or because we think he won’t do it. Our lack of prayer is often our lack of faith in him. One of my favorite verses that brings the vastness of God into perspective is found in Isaiah:
Isaiah 66:1, “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”
Did you catch that? God’s throne is heaven and he props his feet on the earth. Do you know how big the earth is? The earth from pole to pole is 7,898 miles (12,714 km). The circumference of Earth at the equator is about 24,874 miles (40,030 km). What does this mean? It means that God has some really long legs!
Here’s what you need to know. It God is big enough to use the earth as a footstool, then everything is small in comparison to him.
God is over what keeps you under. No problem or difficulty is too big for God. What situation do you need prayer for?
Prayer: Father, help us to believe again and not lose sight of your great power and might. Help us to see things from your perspective and not from our limited mindset. I thank you for the miraculous in my life. In the name of your son Jesus I pray. Amen!
I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir