“’To whom will you compare Me? Who is My equal?’ asks the Holy One.” (Isaiah 40:25 NLT)
*The world in which we live can be confusing and discouraging. The essential element of maintaining peace and harmony in our own spirit is keeping our focus on the one true God of the Bible. Sylvia Gunter has given us a reminder of how we can do that. This is a “keeper” that I wanted to share. Enjoy! Blessings, Ed. 😊 (used with permission)
The daily news can sound rather hopeless. There are wars and rumors of wars, global warming, a failed economy, personal financial ruin, the pandemic, and the list could go on. For some it is not the big global issues that have struck your heart with fear. It is the family member facing a debilitating disease, the broken relationship that seems irreconcilable, or the problem that seems too big to handle.
Our circumstances can lead us to ask a lot of “Why?” “How?” and “What if?” questions. All of our questions are answered in the most important question, the “Who” question.
Who is a God like you, O sovereign Lord?
“You have begun to show to Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works You do?” (Deu 3:24)
There is none like the God of Israel.
“You ride on the heavens to help us and on the clouds in Your majesty. You are the eternal God, our refuge, and underneath are Your everlasting arms. You will drive out our enemy before us. You are great, and Your name is mighty in power. Who should not revere You, O King of the nations? This is Your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like You.” (Deu 33:26-27, Jer 10:6-7)
Who is a God like you?
“My whole being exclaims, “Who is like You, O Lord? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.” (Ps 35:10)
There is none other like you,
“…O Lord, God of lsrael, in heaven above or on earth below. You keep Your covenant of love with Your servants who continue wholeheartedly in Your way. You have kept Your promise. With Your mouth You have promised and with Your hand You have fulfilled it.” (1 Kings 8:23-24)
Who, O God, is like you?
“Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things. Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?” (Ps 71:19, 77:13)
There is none like you, O Lord.
“No deeds can compare with Yours. For You are great and do marvelous deeds, You alone are God. You put to death and You bring to life, You have wounded and You will heal, and no one can deliver from Your hand.” (Psa 86:8,10; Deu 32:39)
As the swirl of your life feels like it is going to overcome you, take a moment to gaze into the night sky and enjoy the stars in their full splendor. God is so mighty that He spoke this vast universe into existence. At the same time He is so intimate that He calls each star by name and not one of them is missing. How much more so does He care about us and what concerns us today?
Hear Him speak tenderly to your heart.
Who is a God like me? says the Holy One.
“To whom will you compare Me? Who is My equal? Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? I bring out the starry host one by one and call them each by name. Because of My great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” (Isa 40:25-26)
I AM God and there is no other.
“I AM God, and there is none like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” (Isa 46:9-10)
Taken from Prayer Portions pg 47 © 1991,1995 Sylvia Gunter. Click here to learn more For archive of past devotionals:www.thefathersbusiness.com