Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights? (NLT)
Life can get to us sometimes. We wonder if God might be taking a break, visiting some far off other galaxy. We might, in our worst moments, wonder if this being we call “God” actually exists. Our life situations stare us in the face with all their threats and any concept or picture of God fades away into nothingness.
This is just when we need to go outside on a star filled night and take a look at what God has done and is doing. The logic of our text seems to go something like this: if God has done this indescribable work of creation of the universe, can he not be trusted to look after you in your own life situation?
Of course, some might respond by saying that God can certainly put stars and galaxies in their space, but that is a pretty big job. Does he have time and thought left over for little old me? Is he not preoccupied with cosmic greatness and thus has too much on his plate to bother about our individual concerns?
The Bible suggests otherwise. This God who flung stars into space is deeply involved in the human condition. After all, he himself took on the human condition in the person of Jesus. Our God is no impersonal machine fashioning a universe. He is a person who can sort out galaxies and comfort troubled people. The one who made the universe is the one who made me.