Playing the Comparison Game with God
"Who will you compare me or make me equal to? Who will you measure me with, so that we should be like each other?" Isaiah 46:5
Have you ever thought about how often we play the comparison game with God? It’s something we don’t think about on the surface level, but sometimes our lack of faith leads only into our faith in comparison. There is a cliché Christian saying that says, “Don’t tell God how big your mountain is, but tell your mountain how big God is.”
How often do we get that backwards, telling God how big our mountains are, instead of praising Him that He is bigger than our mountains? Sometimes we can’t see in front of us, but that is why it is so important, sisters, to understand, pray, and learn the attributes of God. We understand we spend time with God so we can in faith tell our mountains how big our God is. God is bigger than financial problems, bigger than sickness, bigger than our worries, our stresses, and our conflicts. There is nothing that compares to the sovereignty of God, and we can rest in that.
Sometimes I have been guilty of being afraid of God’s sovereignty. Stay with me here for a minute, but have you ever been afraid if you give complete control over to God that he will grow you and test you in a Job-like fashion? We tend to forget how the book of Job ended. We forget God is good at His very core...He isn’t wicked, and He isn’t someone who takes delight in our pain. He works all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
It is okay to rest in His sovereignty, sisters. God is good, and there is no comfort, no vice, and nothing on this world or beyond that compares with Him. This God is our Father, and this God loves you. Remember who God is, and rest in Him.
God, I thank You for being incomparable. I thank You that You are bigger than everything I could ever imagine, the God of the universe and beyond, yet You love and care or me, a mere player in your grand story. Help me to rest when things aren’t easy, and help me to continually praise You when worry creeps in. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Take some time this week and journal. Start with the sentence “God is bigger than” and take time to remember Isaiah 46:5. Praise Him continually for who He is.