God’s Deep Ways

Psa. 92.5  O LORD, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.

This is a reminder that I need, oh, just about every day moment.  Namely, I am not the god of the universe.  God is the God of the universe.  That is a helpful thought when things don’t go my way, and I am tempted to grumble.

That this thought would strike at this moment is quite timely, coming on the heels of two hospital visits this morning. One was to a close friend and ministry partner entering into a 5-7 hour surgery at this moment, to remove cancer from her body; and another was to our neighbor, who just had a quadruple bypass and needs to know Jesus.

Many are the plans of the LORD, often they are different than ours, and how great is every one of them.

John Calvin reflects ::

It is no doubt true that God has displayed incomprehensible depth of power and wisdom in the fabric of the universe; but what the psalmist especially has in view here is to check our tendency to murmur against God when he does not pursue our plan in his providential management.

When his ways do not agree with the general ideas of men, we ought to contemplate them with reverence, remember that God, to better try our obedience, has lifted his deep and mysterious judgments far above our conceptions.

May we enter into the frame of the Psalmist, who felt this way when reflecting on these truths ::

Psa. 92.1    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to the Most High.
2  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
3  accompanied by the ten-stringed harp
and the melody of the lyre.

Psa. 92.4    You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done.
5  O LORD, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.

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