"He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: HE LOVES TO OPPRESS." (Hosea the Prophet, 12:7)

      God humbles himself to behold heaven and earth. (Psalm 113:6)

      It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in: (Isaiah 40:22)

      From God's point of view we came from nothing and will return to nothing, so even the very greatest life lived is a vanity. "Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away." (Psalm 144:4)

      Once we comprehend how God sees our lives, then it is much easier to accept his oppressions in situations where we find ourselves frustrated and even vexed; but not without purpose, for "we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

      We learn from our trials and increase in our perception of God's involvement in every detail in our lives, and it is then when we begin to see the truth in this matter.

      God is everything. We are nothing.