Too Numerous

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count. Psalm 40:5

In a moment of sheer spiritual rapture here, David gets real honest about God.

It’s easy to stay mad at God and blame him for all that’s wrong in the world. It’s easy to gripe and complain and yell at God for doing such a poor job of governing the universe. And David certainly did his share of that.

But there were other moments in David’s life when peace and spiritual sanity prevailed. And in one of those moments David came to this conclusion: God is really good. In fact, the good he has done is too much to grasp.

. . . the wonders you have done . . . . are too numerous to count . . .

Maybe they are. But don’t you think we should try?

I can’t tell you how profoundly game-changing it is to simply stand and begin chronicling the great things that God has done for you. Thanksgiving is the quickest way I know to adjust my attitude to God’s, to set my earthly thermostat on Heaven’s.

And even though the great works of God are indeed far too numerous to count, just trying to do so will absolutely revolutionize the condition of your soul.

So give it your best shot. Plant your feet firmly on this God-blessed tera firma and begin recounting all the great things that God has done for you, your family, your friends and your community. Thank him for the promises he has kept and for all the ways he has come through for you.

Thank him for his Word, his Spirit, his Church, and precious blood of his Son.

And somewhere along the way, somewhere in the process of trying to recount the great works of God, you’ll find yourself in worship, focusing even more on who God is and less on what he has done.



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