Monday, June 30, 2008

The Stars Are His Handy Work

"Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked
off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure,
and weighed the mountains in scales and hills in a balance?"
Isaiah 40:12 (ESV)

This verse could not have come at a better time.

Just when things seem impossible, and we are growing weary, God always seems to give me a diamond in the rough. This is my diamond.

We at Fuel are in a season of stretching and growing and pruning and shaping. You guessed it: We did not sign up for a day at the spa, it appears, but rather, the gym. (Did I mention I'm not fond of gyms?)

I love to close my eyes and actually TRY to picture the IMPOSSIBILITY of what Isaiah is saying here: that someone can scoop up all the water on this planet and hold it in the depths of his hands, and that it would only be enough to whet his appetite for a drink. And someone can rake up all the dust and the dirt and the gravel and the clay of this earth, and it would only be enough to fill his measuring cup. And someone has a scale much like an old grocery store's scales that can hold not just produce, but mountains.

That someone is our God! And HE IS MIGHTY! I love to serve a God this big. As I read this verse, my musical mind immediately began dancing to a song I sang as a child:

"My God is so big, so strong and so mighty!
There's nothing my God cannot do! (for you!)
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty!
There's nothing my God cannot do! (for you!)

The mountains are His, the valleys are His.
The stars are His handy work, too!
My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty!
There's nothing my God cannot do! (for you!)"

My prayer is that you will rest today in knowing that our God is SO BIG, SO STRONG, and SO MIGHTY. And whatever it is that seems impossible to you right now, that you will see His strength and capability in your weakness and incapability.



  1. Man, God is so good Cara. He is bigger than our greatest fears and his possibilities are beyond our wildest dreams. 2 Chrinicles 2:5-6 tells us that the highest heavens cannot contain him and begs the question, who am I to build a temple for him?

    We are small in His sight, yet so precious and important to Him that He knows our every need and provides it before we even know we need it. Call me today, I have to tell you something huge. =)

  2. I remember that song! As I was reading, it I started singing instead of reading - and doing the little claps with it!! haha :) Thanks for the blast from the past.

  3. I love this... I love how it made me feel. I love that what you said helped me understand this scripture better than ever before. Thank you.