Comparing Arms

Does it ever seem like a problem you have has you wandering in a forest out of reach of all help? Does it feel as though you sink in your troubles and can’t even come up for air? Like surely you are too far from God for Him to hear, let alone to reach you with help? Consider “the breadth and length and height and depth” of God’s love as John Bunyan did in this comment on Ephesians 3:18-19 in The Saint’s Knowledge of Christ’s Love.

 O the length of the saving arm of God! As yet thou art within the reach thereof; do not thou go about to measure arms with God, as some good men are apt to do: I mean, do not thou conclude, that because thou canst not reach God by thy short stump, therefore he cannot reach thee with his long arm. Look again, “Hast thou an arm like God” (Job 40:9), an arm like his for length and strength? It becomes thee, when thou canst not perceive that God is within the reach of thy arm, then to believe that thou art within the reach of his; for it is long, and none knows how long.

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About Linda

Wifing, Singing, Studying, Counseling. I counsel at Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center. M.A. in Biblical Counseling. Certified by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
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