God is the best God I know. I was describing to someone the other day that from what I've seen out of the given options in the world, if I was picking a god out of an Argos catalogue I'd choose God. He wins hands down, He is the best God I know.
When we look we see that gods, or potential anchors for our souls, come in many possible forms. You know the score: career, humans, relationships, money, lifestyle choices, experiences that have that feel-good factor can but last a moment. Fashions pass to become fads, your health fails, the money runs out, someone lets you down or changes their mind. The quality of an unalterable God is welcome in a world of being buffeted by every wave of alterability.
And then by His nature defined by the Bible with the adjective, the doing word, of love. God is love.
He shows mercy and grace. He shows us that we don't get what we do deserve and we do get what we don't deserve.
God is the best God I know.
God speaks into every part of our being: our past, our present, our future. Only someone who, 'Oh yeah by the way also made the stars', who is capable of creative miracles, whose name is still known by the wind and waves, can command, and hold, my full attention. My Lord and my God, the boss of my days, the commander of my destination. My perfect peace in whom my soul dwells secure, secured by perfect hope.
This all takes faith, stepping on to a rock in a gushing river flow. Will it hold? Fashions pass to become fads, your health fails, the money runs out, someone lets you down or changes their mind. Yet God comes through; answering, providing ways forward in impossible situations. Providing deep comfort and strength in days when the first prayers of our hearts are not always answered. We are not immune to death, sickness, tears and anguish, yet we discover a God who still gives abundantly when we look and is found to be a steadying anchor that holds.
I don't profess to fully get it. I've used the phrase before: I burn toast, how could I understand all there is to know about the ways and wonders of a God who holds all the waters in the palms of His hands (and that's a lot of water!). I have peace, and joy is mine, knowing that I can have a lifetime and an eternity ahead of me discovering just how God is the best God I know.