Grace Extending

What if the size of the internet outpaced and eclipsed the capabilities of even our best search engines? Can you imagine the social outcry and disbelief that would take place if people typed a term or question into Google or Bing and the result was consistently something like, "Unable to search. Data too large to sort." 

While that may not ever happen in the digital world, it always has been a reality with God. Just listen to Isaiah 40:28...

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

As we make our way through the first full week of September, I hope you have decided to join us in "storing up" God's word in your heart (Psalm 119:11). Beginning this month individuals, couples, and families will be making their way through our newly revised Four Essentials-Memory Verses booklet (click for a copy).

And as you may know, Isaiah 40:28 is our first memory verse! Consider what it tells us about our One Lord: "his understanding is unsearchable". While people are impressed by the amount of information racing through today's computer networks, it simply cannot compare to the extensiveness of God's understanding. He truly does know everything there is to know about everything. Why? Because He is "the Creator of the ends of the earth", because He is "everlasting", and because "He does not faint or grow weary". God cannot be overloaded, ever!

Doesn't this encourage you? There is no circumstance or feeling or trial you can experience of which God is unaware. And unlike you and me, none of it can overwhelm Him. It's therefore not surprising that the next verse reassures us in this way:

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. (40:29)

As you memorize this verse, and share it with your spouse, children, or fellow believers, savor the encouragement it gives as it turns our eyes to the greatness of  God, and the great strength He gives to those who come to Him through faith in Christ.

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