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How Much Does a Nation Weigh?

The Watered Soul: How Much Does a Nation Weigh?

Jul 25, 2011

How Much Does a Nation Weigh?

What defines the weight or value of a nation? Is it its gross national product, DSCF0253population size, natural resources? Or perhaps it’s real value is found in its wealth or its military prowess.

On our humanistic scale each of these may be considered valid measures of a nation’s strength. However, God doesn’t see things in the same way. According to Isaiah 40:17, a nation equals nothing.

Compared to the Lord all nations are worth nothing; to him they are less than nothing. (NCV)

A whole body of people end up in the red on God’s scale. Which is good news to me. It lets me know that no matter what I’m looking up at that seems colossal in my eyes, God can handle the weight of it.


What is that has you weighted down with worry, doubt, confusion, frustration? Have you taken the matter to God?

Linking up with Monday Manna, which is being hosted by Vonnie at My Back Door.

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At July 25, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder that my needs are important to my Lord and Savior. As of late, my worries have centered around my 18-year-old daughter and her wayward heart. I have been on my knees and will continue. God has a plan for her and will turn this all around. Thanks for your post!

At July 25, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Thanks for this post about He does want to help our needs and worries....I just worry too much about nothing in particular?

At July 25, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Beck Gambill said...

Good word for the day. He is incomprehensible, high above the things of this world!

At July 25, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Worry is a sin I battled for a long time and still overtakes me at times. Thank you for the encouragement, Wanda. I admire your ability to say so much in so few words.

At July 25, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Thankful I can take my burdens to the Lord and leave them there! Have a blessed week!

At July 25, 2011 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Nothing is too heavy for God. We can take all our burdens, worries, and cares to Him - He can handle it.

At July 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Worry can and will overtake your life if you're not careful. I speak from experience.
Great post to read Wanda.


At July 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Great thoughts, Wanda. So glad He can carry it all.

At July 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Anonymous Sharon - grief and loss said...

God's scale is so different from ours. May we learn to measure our lives by his measurement instead of the measurement of those around us. Speaking to myself here, too.

At July 25, 2011 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Ella said...

Worry is on my scale these days~
Great post by the way; hope those morning pages are helping you! xXx

At July 26, 2011 at 5:54 AM , Blogger Yvonne Blake said...

I like that "God can handle the weight." Thanks for linking up to Monday Manna.

At July 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always a blessing to be reminded that there is simply nothing too hard, or too heavy, for our God. Great post!

At July 27, 2011 at 4:25 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Good analogy Wanda. Thank you for the reminder. Blessings.

At July 27, 2011 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

Amen Wanda! Puts things into perspective doesn't it.

Bless you today!

At July 27, 2011 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

By the way, I just stole your button for my blog. :o)

At July 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Wanda, my scales are woefully weighed down right now with several health concerns in my immediate family. I feel crushed by them. But yes, thank you for reminding me that God holds those scales - and His love and wisdom and guidance and presence FAR outweigh any struggles on the other side.

Oh, praise His name - I continue to take these matters to His feet. May I just have the strength and trust to leave them there!


At July 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Judy said...

Hi Wanda,

Thought provoking words. God holds the mountains in his hands. Nothing is too big for him to handle. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by!


At July 29, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger B. Niles said...

Hi Wanda,
Thank you for the reminder. There is nothing to big for God to handle. "For nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37)
Thanks for sharing.


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