Have you ever heard of 16 Psyche? Don’t worry, it’s not some mystical level in a cult somewhere. 16 Psyche is an asteroid that has caught the attention of many people in the media and the space exploration industry. Some have said that this hunk of rock has a wealth of precious metals with an estimated worth of $10,000 quadrillion—that’s quadrillion with a Q! Many say that if the asteroid were mined and its gold brought to earth, it would completely collapse the economy because of hyper-inflation. Everyone would have so much gold, it wouldn’t be worth anything.
When I first heard this, I couldn’t help but laugh at how this reservoir of treasure is just meandering through the cosmos. People often get impressed when they meet people with wealth. Some people can become celebrities simply because they have a vast amount of money. Still, if you were to take every dollar on this planet, it wouldn’t even be a fraction of this single asteroid.
It hit me that this asteroid, for all intents and purposes, belongs to God. After all, no one else knew about it for most of history. Even now that we know about it, we still can’t collect it. This is just one asteroid. God created the entire universe, and everything He created rightfully belongs to Him. On that scale, this one asteroid is pocket change to Him.
God has such a vast amount of wealth, it’s actually incomprehensible. He uses gold for pavement, for crying out loud (Revelation 21:21)! It actually makes me embarrassed when I consider how much we fret, toil, and squabble over the treasures we try to accumulate. God isn’t just willing to care for our needs; He’s able. In fact, He has more wealth than all of humanity, and it’s just floating around space. When I think of that, I can’t help but feel a bit silly that I question whether or not God will satisfy my needs.
I’m not saying that God would send down an asteroid to your backyard to fulfill your needs, but we should have confidence in the fact that our heavenly Father has resources at His disposal beyond what we can even conceive. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).