All this week, I am including pictures of God's creation. Monday's picture was the backyard of the duplex we just moved out of, Tuesday's picture is at Letchworth State Park (which is known as the "Grand Canyon of the East") and is about an hour and half east of where we live. Even though I am not a fan of cold weather and driving in snow, God knew that I would enjoy the immense beauty of what He created in Western New York. Today's picture is of a sunset at Lake Erie in November - only God could craft something so simple yet so breath taking! This picture was taken with the camera on my cell phone while my family was walking along the shore. For some people, the idea that God created all this diversity and beauty makes them believe that He is above all our worries and troubles, but that is so far from the truth! Please turn to Isaiah 40:27-31.
I think these are beautiful verses full of hope and love! Just as God created amazing wonders such as the Grand Canyon or Victoria Falls, he also created simple pleasures such as a sunset on Lake Erie. In fact, I love the idea of sunsets, because the colors that are found in the sunset happen because of clouds or some other type of pollution. It is when the sun gets closer to the horizon that it shines through those elements and creates different colors in the sky. I remember my mom explaining that some of the magnificent sunsets we were seeing in 1980 were a result of the ash that was thrown into the atmosphere from Mount Saint Helens. You see, God has a way of turning our problems and troubles into beauty when we let Him shine through them.
So, if God can make something not so great into a beautiful sunset with simplicity, what makes us think that He cannot understand our troubles? I love verse 28, "Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding." Our troubles are not too much for Him, nor do they overwhelm Him. We can trust in our wonderful and powerful Creator and know that He cares. Isaiah 46:4 says, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime, even when your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you." We can trust that our Creator cares.
We are told in verse 31 that when we put our trust in Him, we will find new strength and we will soar like the eagles. What an incredible promise! Not only will God care for us and help us with our troubles, our strength will be renewed and will not grow weary. We can believe that not only is nothing too great for our God, but nothing is too small for Him to notice as well.
Are you putting your trust in our loving Creator? Do you believe that He cares about all of your troubles - big and small?
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