“His Many, Marvelous Wonders”
By Zach Wood
“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, the would be too many to declare.”
I always feel so inspired after reading from the book of Psalms. This is a powerful passage explaining how marvelous and wonderful the wonders God has done all around us! It’s so easy for us to become bogged down and overwhelmed by everything going on in our lives that we often forget and neglect the little and big things God is doing all around us and all that He has already done.
We easily become so focused on things we need to do, plans that need to be made and all the responsibilities we have that we neglect to take the time to see what is all around us that God has given and the many wonderful things He has done. I know I become so consumed with my daily routines that often I just pass right by a marvelous wonder God wants to show me. Sometimes, I just stop and take a quick look and go back about my routine and I don’t really take the time to soak up the moment and let it sink into my mind and heart.
I believe so often God is trying to get our attention, amidst our busy days, and redirect our focus to the wonderful wonders all around us that we seem to be missing. It’s not that we purposely are trying to ignore what He wants to show us, but we are so wrapped up and consumed with our agendas that we simply forget to just stop for a while and take a look around at what’s happening. Possibly a beautiful sunrise or sunset that will soon fade or something happening with one of our kids that we might miss and not be able to cherish if we just continue on our way.
I encourage all of us not only today, but every day, to take the time to look around and just stop what we’re doing and take it God’s wonders that are all around us. Are we paying attention to all the marvelous wonders He has done?