By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Psalm 33:6-7
The other night, I went outside and sat on the front porch with the dogs before bedding them down for the evening. It was a crisp, cool evening without a cloud in the sky. The moon was dark and the stars were spectacular as they shown brightly against the blackness of the night sky. I stood in awe as I observed the stars, constellations, and planets which the Lord had formed out of nothingness. Then some of the words of today’s Psalm passage came to mind as I took in the magnificent majesty of the night sky and prayed a prayer of thanksgiving for all God created.
The Psalmist’s words in today’s passage are such a beautiful way of expressing the awesome power and authority of our Heavenly Father. By His word the heavens were made and by His breath the stars were scattered in the sky. The seas are at His disposal and He controls the depth of the oceans. No one can question His authority over all He created for God is ultimately in complete control.
It is so easy to take for granted the omnipotent power and authority our Heavenly Father has over the world in which we live. That is why I spend some time each day outdoors soaking in the marvelous majesty of His creation. It helps me remember how God is in control of all He created. As I watch a magnificent sunrise, a spectacular sunset, or a cloudless night sky, I see His faithful fingerprints on the canvas of His creation. If God can orchestrate and control all of creation, then I believe He can orchestrate and control my life as well.
As I struggle with the daily demands of living with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, I have come to realize that if God can bring order and structure to the chaos of creation, then He surely can bring order and structure to the chaos of my disease. And He has done exactly that for me! Because of His grace, He helps me maintain a familiar routine and adhere to a daily structure that makes living with this disease so much easier. Since He created me, He knows just what I need and He makes it happen. And for that I am forever grateful!
If you are struggling today with the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, spend some time outdoors soaking in the majesty of God’s creations. Watch a sunrise or sunset, view the stars in the heavens, observe the clouds adrift in the sky, or lookout over the ocean as the waves roll in. Then you too will realize God is in complete control of all He created.
Ask Him to bring order to your daily life, fill you with peace, and help you along your journey. If He can create the wonders of the universe, then He can surely do these small tasks for you!