Living in a marina gives me opportunity to experience many new things. One of those is watching a sling lift boats of all shapes and sizes from the river. This happens every day as boats needing repairs show up at the boatyard.
I stand in awe every time I watch the sling do its job. Once it lifts the vessel from the river, it carries it on wheels across the tarmac to a berth where it stays until repairs are complete. Then the sling carries it back to the dock and lowers it into the water.
To say that a boat weighs a ton is an understatement. Our sailboat weighs about 14 tons, and it’s nowhere near as big as some of the vessels that show up here. So, imagine the sling’s strength! I watched the process this morning. Impressed with the sling, as always, I was.
But how much more should I stand in awe of the living God? Isaiah 40:12 says,
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
The marina sling holds the weight of a vessel, but my God holds every ocean, sea, bay, cove, river, and stream in His hand.
He holds the basket that contains all the dust of the earth. Our limited minds can’t fathom His size. We can’t comprehend His strength. We can’t understand His power. But we can choose to believe this revelation about who He is and then walk in the truth.
This God whose strength supersedes anything we can imagine is the same God who holds us in His hand.
He carries us when we’re weak. He cradles us when we’re lonely or afraid or discouraged.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Take a few minutes to meditate on this truth today. Praise God for His might and thank Him for holding you in His hand. He’s got you, my friend.
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