Verse of the Day Devotion: Psalm 77:14
“You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.” – Psalm 77:14
This is a great verse. Our God, the one and only true God, has done amazing things, or as the writer said, worked wonders. What are some of these things? Well, first, He created everything. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. Also, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16. And finally, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone, Isaiah 44:24. Before God created the heavens and the earth, there was only the eternal realm where God was and is. What is more wonderful then creating something from nothing.
Also, He created us, man, not by speaking us into existence, but by forming us. “Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7. So, after created where we would live, He then created us, forming us from the dust of His creation.
Now creation of everything is an incredible feat in itself. No one other than God could have done this, and when we look at creation, seeing the wonders of the heavens, all the stars and galaxies in the sky, and the amazing objects from which all is created, such as cells, atoms and incredible energy that exists in both living creatures and objects we view, are amazing in themselves, and they work together in amazing unity.
However, we also see that every act of God is beyond understanding. Whether in creation as described above, but also in His interaction with all of mankind. He knows absolutely everything that has happened, is happening and will happen. He works in the earth for His purpose, which includes the good of His people. Look at all the ways He has intervened in history. He delivered Israel from the bondage of Egypt, fed them in the desert with Manna which He provided to them, delivered Daniel from the Lion’s Den, and Israel from both Assyria and Babylon. And He loves us so much, He provided a way of salvation by sending His only begotten Son to die in our place so we can live forever with Him.
When I look at everything in the heavens, earth, history, His provision for us, the way everything works together so that we, mankind, can live here on the earth, I am in awe. None of this could be by accident. Every day, hour, minute, second and moment is known by our amazing creator. And He guides those who commit themselves to Him, and when this era is over, we shall live with Him, in a new and perfect heaven and earth, which He will create after all things are done.
I cannot lay out everything that shows His incredible power, glory and strength. But, the more I think about these things, the more I am humbled and thankful for all God does. I encourage everyone to think about these things, giving thanks to Him for His infinite actions, infinite knowledge, and infinite love. Read the entire chapter of Psalm 77 and again ponder all that He has done and continues to do for you and those you know and love. When I have done it, He has revealed amazing things to me. I believe He will do the same for every one of you.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries.