I am graven on the palms of His hands. I am never out of His mind. All my knowledge of Him depends on His sustained initiative in knowing me. I know Him, because He first knew me, and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, One who loves me; and there is no moment when His eye is off me, or His attention distracted for me, and no moment, therefore, when His care falters.
– J.I. Packer
We know a couple things for sure:
1. God is omnipresent (Exodus 3:6, 14, etc.)
Moreover He said, “I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
And God said unto Moses, “I AM THAT I AM:” and He said, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
For more on God’s ever-presence see this article.
2. God is omnipotent (Exodus 32:11, Job 36:22, etc.)
And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?”
“Behold, God exalteth by His power: who teacheth like him?”
3. God is omnicompetent (Psalms 35:24, 43:1, 50:6, etc.)
“Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.”
“Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.”
“And the heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.”
I was walking through my former co-worker’s department whistling away, when he came up behind me and told me the whole area was a, “no whistling zone, no happy thought zone.” I find a lot of this negativity among people.
This particular co-worker usually has a negative attitude, rarely finding laughter in anything that isn’t a cut at someone or a dirty joke. What kind of existence is that? The existence that says happiness is hated. What is life to them?
Do you want to know my response to his comment? I said, “that doesn’t apply to me.” No one has a right to suppress happiness or joy!