fearfully and wonderfully overwhelmed


Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand -- 
when I awake, I am still with you.

the awe of God's attention toward us is enough to at least make us try to quantify it.  we can begin to sift through all of His precious thoughts, that vast number of them.  and we can just lose ourselves in that task.  as this verse says, "they would outnumber the grains of sand."

i first read this verse for exactly what it said.  none of the Hebrew told me other wise.  it seemed silly to jump from counting blessings to waking up, and then it all made sense...

think about it:  to just lay in bed, trying to fathom the greatness of our Savior and trying to know His heart for us.. the overwhelm involved could easily lull us to sleep, amen?  

we are so unaware of His greatness.  we cannot ever fully understand it.  we can try and try but we will never come close to even finding something comparable enough to begin to scratch the surface of the depth and breadth of His sovereign and saving love for us.  

fearfully and wonderfully overwhelmed, to the point that we praise Him until slumber takes over.  and when we wake, we are still in His presence.

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