(A personal psalm)
God of the boundless universe,
Your oceans roil and churn across wide expanses of the earth
To depths greater than the height of Mt. Everest.
Your sun explodes with firestorms,
Spewing plumes of flame thousands of miles upward.
A mere handful of 100 billion stars form the Milky Way–
Just one of your millions of galaxies.
You are a God of awesome, infinite power.
God of perfect wisdom,
You know all truth and comprehend all things.
You possess the ability to always choose the best.
Your wisdom is righteous, impartial, and sincere–
Not just a function of your all-knowing, precise mind–
But guided by a heart of purity, understanding, and compassion.
Your wisdom is always active, never-failing, and full of mercy.
You are the all-wise God–far beyond human comprehension.
God of mercy and compassion,
Your persistent love pursues us, longing to bring us home.
Your selfless love engulfs us, bestowing forgiveness and grace.
Your generous love endows us, lavishing immeasurable treasure.
Your changeless love is not based on our performance.
Your attentive love does not leave us to struggle alone.
“Your perfect love perseveres until it perfects.”*
You are a God of incredibly active love.
God of glorious resplendence,
You illuminate our way through life,
Dispelling the darkness of fear.
You send forth your enlightenment and truth to guide,
Diffusing the fog of uncertainty.
You provide the radiance of your presence,
Instilling a sense of well-being and peace within our spirits.
You are a God of transforming light.
God of bountiful blessing,
Every good and perfect gift comes from you—
From cloudless skies to life-giving rain,
From hearth-fires in winter to fireflies in summer,
From treasured memories of yesterday to anticipated hopes for tomorrow.
From rousing sunrise to restful sunset,
Each day overflows with abundant pleasures.
You are a God of extravagant goodness.
You are a God transcendent above all imaginings or hope!
Sources of inspiration included:
- Stanza #2—James 3:17; Job 28:12-13.
- Stanza # 3—Luke 15:11-27; Romans 8:38-39; Deuteronomy 31:8; *Philip Yancey, Grace Notes, Zondervan, 2009, p. 242.
- Stanza #4—Psalm 89:15; 27:1; 76:4; 43:3.
- Stanza #5—James 1:17; Psalm 31:19.