Last night I was meditating on the Lord as Infinite. At times I felt like the sides of my brain were pushing out. The Lord is beyond our human understanding. Words like boundless, and unfathomable, limitless, etc. cannot be perceived in human terms.
Neither can we understand His workings. Job certainly didn’t. I like to remind myself frequently of James 5:11. It says, “Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord–that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.”
In 1977 I fell head first into a six foot ravine. It caused a severe brain injury and left me bed ridden and unable to work for six and one half years. I didn’t remember that I fell until 2 1/2 years later. I just thought that my health was failing. I asked an artist friend to draw a picture of me on a potter’s wheel with the Lord’s hand on my head. I wanted to remember that He was at work.
This morning I went to the hallway and took a picture for you. Perhaps it will help you in your own trial to remember that His hand is constantly on you. He is fully engaged in your life. He is conforming you to His image that He might be glorified. He has an end intended.
(this is really a masterpiece drawn by Betty Kinnier. The shading is stipple for you artists)