Isaiah 40:15…”Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.”
When we see God with a true, biblical perspective like this one, we understand how small we are. It is objective reality that God is larger and more powerful than we can fathom in our finite human minds. And yet, even we as Christians, who know this truth, fail to remember it on a daily basis. We often function as practical atheists, and forget about how unbelievably big God is. So, that particular government policy that you hate; God is behind it, and its for His glory. The people around you on a daily basis that annoy you; God put them there, for His glory. The difficult circumstance you are in that seems like some kind of cruel cosmic joke; God put you in that spot, for His glory. When people are big, and God is small, all of these things are viewed through a man-centered lens, which robs us of the joy we could have if we trusted in His good, sovereign providence. We are not here for our own glory and happiness, and when we seek self-glorification outside of God, He won’t be glorified in our lives, because we’ll never be fully satisfied. God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.