Recognizing How Big God Is Guides Us to a More Meaningful Life
When working on the Beach, Bible, and Belonging retreat theme, I was reminded of how big God’s love is. The magnitude of the beach and the ocean before me made me think of the magnitude of God in our lives.
I don’t know why I have a hard time fully comprehending how big God is. I make the connection as I take time to rest and reflect and look out into the vastness of the sea.
However, when the busyness of each day fills my moments, it can be hard to remember.
Have you ever felt that way?
If so, hopefully this can help. Pick up your nearest Bible, online works fine, too, and take a look at the following scriptures.
God tells us over and over throughout His Word how big He is and how He can overcome anything and anyone.
That fills me with joy, with love, with awe. Doesn’t it you?
Scriptures for Understanding How Big God Is
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and does not take a bribe.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Once God has spoken;twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
How to Use these ‘How Big is God’ Scriptures
You can use these scriptures along with the Beach, Bible, and Belonging retreat theme or with any other theme where you talk about God’s love and greatness.
Or, print these scriptures for yourself, and if you find yourself feeling less than or insignificant, simply grab them and remember how much you are loved!