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He's got your back!

God's love is meteoric - a brilliant thing, appearing suddenly, swift in its path - but continual and on course in all respects. There is a sense of the spectacular in beholding his love. Nothing else compares to the magnificence we behold in God's love and grace. It is there exactly when we need it - no delay in his reaching out to us.  It is direct - meeting us exactly where we are. His loyalty is astronomic - enormous, exceedingly great. Loyalty is faithfulness. His faithfulness to us is greater than we can ever imagine - even in our unfaithfulness, he remains steadfastly faithful. His purpose is titanic - his aim for our lives is enormous in strength, power, and possibility. He does more than create us - he sustains us, he guards us, his back is never turned to accomplishing his purpose in us.
His verdicts are oceanic - his judgments are large, going beyond the surface of what can be seen to the inner recesses of a man's heart - looking not on what we display for all to see, but on what only he can truly see. His decisions are sure and they are all-encompassing - God never leaves out the details.

God's love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. (Psalm 36:5-6)

Yet, in God's "largeness", nothing ever gets lost! This is probably the one point in this passage that gives us the greatest hope - not one thing escapes his view, not one thing escapes his attention! We may feel like "no one is paying attention" to the chaos of our lives, but when we stop to consider the greatness of God, we become acutely aware that not even one hair on our head escapes his attention.
A man or woman who realizes these things about God's love, loyalty, purpose and judgment will be quick to run TO God - not from him. We run for the shelter of his wings - kept there in the midst of all that comes rushing in upon us. I daresay that we often run the opposite direction in our inability to really trust God with the outcomes of our lives. In so doing, we run INTO chaos, rather than escaping it.

Trust is a hard thing for many - but look at what this passage says about who it is that we are called to place our trust in. If we begin to consider God's greatness and his carefulness over our lives, we begin to sense that he is "trust-worthy". You may not be able to trust many around you in the throws of your life's present chaos, but he remains steadfast and fully worthy of your trust. Throw yourself into him and begin to enjoy the shelter of his wings. Enjoy the vastness of his greatness. Celebrate and revel in the goodness of his grace. Just sayin!

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