who only does wondrous things! Psalm 72:18 NKJ
When I look outside and see the beauty of God's creation - whether it's grass peeking through the snow, or snow peeking through the grass - I often pause in wonder. When I think about the incredible family the Lord has provided for me, I am again full of wonder. And, when I think of the amazing gifts He has given me, I am blown away by how wondrous they are - and He is.
But those are not the only times I should be moved by the wonder of my Lord.
Look at the verse I referenced above. Closely. The Lord only does wondrous things. Nothing God does is ordinary. Everything about Him is full of wonder. We should be in awe about everything our Lord does- whether it benefits us or not, because it is awesome, and wondrous, and part of His plan.
It's hard to think of, say, a brain tumor, a rejection slip, a death, a natural disaster, or a prodigal as a reason to bless the Lord. But that's exactly what this verse in psalms is asking us to do. Even the tough stuff is wondrous, because, if we look at it through God's eyes, we will know that He will make it all work out in His good, perfect, eternal plan.
No matter how difficult it may be, God can be trusted, and we (and our circumstances) are in His hands.
And if that isn't wonderful, I don't know what is.
Heavenly Father, I often think of wondrous as good for me and my selfish desires, but EVERYTHING You do is wondrous. Help me to see the things that cause us struggles and trials as wondrous, and part of Your plan. Because, Lord, I know this is true. In Your Son's precious name I pray. Amen.
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