Remember Wonder

Journal Entry // March 14, 2021

You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.

Psalm 77:14 ESV

I sometimes neglect to remember the two truths of this verse and simply walk through life and faith as though this world is all there is and that I am at the center of it. As the Psalmist says a few verses earlier, I need to remember, ponder, and meditate on all of God’s good works.

First, God works wonders. I know and believe this in my head, but I tend to let my heart fail to expect this truth. I want to believe and have the expectant faith and hope that Jesus praises in the Gospels, but in my weakness I tend to box God into working through the natural order of things and remove the expectation of wonder. I neglect to stop and look around at the wonder of creation. I forget to marvel at the wonder of salvation. Two amazingly wondrous things should always make my heart joyful and expectant of my wondrous Lord.

Second, he makes himself known among us. He could have simply left us ignorant of the wonderful beauty and strength of our God. He could have left my heart unchanged and hard as stone set against him. But he loves me and changed me and wants a relationship with me. So he reveals himself. He makes himself known to me. He draws me close and communes with me. He works in my heart to drive out sin, so our fellowship can become even more rich and deep.

This is my wondrous God. My amazing steadfast loving Father who cares deeply for me. He is the one who rescues me from the pit. The one who vanquishes the darkness in my heart. The one who brings order out of chaos. The one who loved me so much that he sent his one and only Son to take humanity upon himself. To lay down his life at the hands of sinful men. To embody humility and suffering. To take upon himself the sin of his people and the wrath of the Father. All because of love. All so that I can rest assured that he will never leave me nor forsake me. He is the lifter of my head. He is my best friend, my loving Father, and my fierce protector.

Read… Reflect… Repent… Let these thoughts guide my worship today.

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