The authors of the Life Application Study Bible stated our galaxy spins at 490,000 miles per hour. Even at that speed, it still takes 200 million years to make one full rotation. If that does not overwhelm your senses, add one billion other galaxies into the equation. Cosmologists estimated the number of stars in the universe is equal to the number of grains of sand on Earth.
Imagine the power and intellect involved with creating a single atom, and multiply that by the size and scope of the entire universe.
Biblical commentator Matthew Henry told us to contemplate the variety, beauty, exactness and accuracy, power, order, and mystery involved in the things of nature, and ask how the world could possibly create itself out of nothingness? His conclusion was that atheism is folly for the universe could not have come about by mere chance.
How can we deny the existence of a God who brought all things into existence? Meditating on the things of nature helps to lead us in the right direction concerning the spiritual nature of the universe. But the real proof of God’s existence is He revealed Himself directly to humanity through the prophets.
Not only did God speak through the prophets, but He also sent a divine emissary to live among human beings to teach us about the true nature and character of the creator.
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” Hebrews 1:1-3 ESV
The next time you are tempted to doubt the wisdom and power of God in your life, ask yourself is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14; Jeremiah 32:27) If God can create the heavens, the earth, and everything within, then is there a problem that He cannot solve?
In my own life, I have witnessed God turning my burdens into blessings and my tribulations into triumph. If God allows adversity in my life, I can rest assured He has a plan for every problem that arises.
The question remains: Do I trust Him?
I have been tempted to believe God is unwilling or unable to fix my problems, but even in these darkest moments, I am reminded that the God who created all things, and who sent Jesus to die for my sins, will work all things in accordance with His will for my life. (Romans 8:28)
Is anything too hard for the Lord?