“Understanding,” said an angry husband, “is one thing my wife knows nothing about.” No doubt, there are many who would make the same statement anytime they feel that they are misunderstood. Not only do we want to be loved, but we all want to be understood as well. And all too often, when we pour out our heart to our dearest friend, it seems that they, too, don’t really care.
How precious, then, are the words of the Psalmist: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power, His understanding has no limit.” Our God is a God whose understanding is unlimited!
God knows our abilities as well as our possibilities, what we can and cannot do. When we understand and accept that simple fact, we will realize that He is the only one who can direct and guide us each day of our lives. He has given each of us a special skill set and has endowed us with talents and gifts that are uniquely ours and to be used for His glory. So, when He offers us an opportunity to serve Him, He will take the gifts that He has given us and empower us to do what He has called us to do.
God also knows our spiritual limitations. We must never forget for a moment that He alone can deliver us from the temptations of life if we want Him to! If we trust Him and turn to Him, we can be assured that “no temptation will ever overpower us.” If, when we are being tempted, we turn to Him for an escape route, He will deliver us from anything that will destroy us.
He is great, mighty and understanding. Trust Him!
Prayer: Lord, when we come to the end of our limits, may we realize that we are just at the beginning of Yours. You understand our hurts better than we do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Today's Bible Verse: Great is our Lord and mighty in power, His understanding has no limit. Psalm 147:5