Who Made Heaven and Earth

Psalm 146:5-6 says, “How blessed is he whose help in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them …”. A key phrase here is “Who made heaven and earth.” Repeatedly the scriptures refer back to God’s work in creation as a basis for our confidence in our current situations.

We see this in the disciples in Acts 4. When they were threatened by the Jewish authorities, they prayed in :24 and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them …” and they were consequently filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke with boldness.

In the same way, we can put our trust in God instead of man (which is a theme of Psalm 146) because He is the One who made heaven and earth! It is easy to read over that phrase so thoughtlessly, because we have heard it so many times. But the truth is, if God can speak heaven and earth into being with a word, then there is NOTHING on our plates that He cannot accomplish for us! A good prayer for today would be to take the issue that concerns you the most, and pray something like:

“Lord, Your word says here in Psalm 146 that You ‘made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them.’ Surely this problem pales in comparison with that. If You can speak heaven and earth into being with a word, then You can accomplish what concerns me in this. Help me to trust that You can and will do what needs to be done here, for You have all power. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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