Building Up Our Faith

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

As David composed his psalms, he built up his own faith on the ever-increasing knowledge of God's greatness.

"Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works. . . . You are great, and do wondrous things: You alone are God" (86:8, 10).

According to David, all our fears subside in the knowledge of God's greatness. He extols so many dimensions of the greatness of our Lord in order to build our faith.

"For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth: the heights of the hills are His also" (Psalm 95:3–4).

"To Him who alone does great wonders . . . To Him who by wisdom made the heavens . . . To Him who laid out the earth above the waters . . . To Him who made great lights . . . The sun to rule by day . . . The moon and stars to rule by night" (136:4–9).

Astronomers tell us there are not millions but billions of galaxies in the universe. They are innumerable, and our God created each one. Indeed, he knows every star and named them all: "He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name" (147:4).

We simply cannot take in the many wonders of our God. His greatness is beyond our comprehension!