Links Daily Devotional

Your Big God

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8, NIV)

In the new edition of the Links Players Magazine, the PGA Tour’s Derek Ernst talks about what many others have talked about before him. It goes like this: You need to be ready for more than the perfect lie. So if you’re a golfer who really wants to improve your score, you need to be ready to play from the sand and the rough and uphills and downhills and—as winner Bill Haas showed just a weekend ago—from the precarious edge of a bunker when you’re standing 18 inches below the ball.

While the number of possible lies on any one golf course is not exactly infinite, it might as well be. It would, after all, take more than seven million golf balls to cover one hole that is 400 yards long by 40 yards wide!

Infinity is not an easy to thing to think about. But anyone who believes in the God of the Bible believes his reach to be infinite.


Here’s why I hesitate. Often I have heard believers say, “God has too many big things to take care of to be worried about my problems.” It’s a perspective akin to nominal believers who say, for instance, “God doesn’t care who wins the Super Bowl. He has more important things to tend to.”

Do you see what happens in each of those statements? God’s reach is limited. He is reduced to finite ability.

In Proverbs 15:3, we read of God’s omniscience (his unlimited knowledge): “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

In Jeremiah 32:17, we read of God’s omnipotence (his unlimited power): “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

In Deuteronomy 31:6, we read of God’s omnipresence (his unlimited availability): “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

This is your God. None other. He is not bound in the way that we are, being Creator rather than creature.

What should it mean to you to have such a God? It should mean no limits to your prayers, for he can hear and answer every one. And it should mean no limits to your faith, for its strength does not reside in you but in God himself, infinite and available.

Jeff Hopper
February 2, 2015
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