How powerful is God?
We know He created this world as well as worlds beyond anything we can ever hope to imagine (Jeremiah 10:12). And He did it with a word. We know that He raised Jesus from the dead and that the power of death means nothing to Him. Further, this same power will one day raise us up (I Corinthians 6:14). We also know that God will one day send His Son back to claim His followers and an amazing eternity will begin.
You see, nothing is impossible for God because God is the picture of and author of power.
But His power can also be rather implicit as it relates to us. Here’s how: God is more powerful than any sin you cannot give up. God is more powerful than any broken relationship that seems destined for failure. God is more powerful than any chain that binds you and any conflict that plagues you. God is more powerful than … anything. Seriously, it doesn’t matter what you are facing or what you are going through today; if you are a child of God, He is your Almighty Power.
This life is often troubling, discouraging and full of strife. In our weakness, we need the power of Christ to lead us and guide us. Isaiah 26:4 tells us that we must trust in the Lord at all times because He is “an everlasting rock.” Remember the old song about the wise man building his house upon the Rock? That’s what we must be doing. If God is our rock, how can we fail?
If you are struggling today, I want to share a very special verse with you. It is II Corinthians 13:4, which reads, “For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.”
We don’t like to admit it, but we are weak people and we often let down our friends, family and even ourselves. But we can live victorious lives because the power of God is within us. If you want to live beyond your own possibilities and your own failings, lean on Jesus. He’ll never fail you. When we live under God’s power, we become people of trust, people of forgiveness, people of confession and people of wisdom.
Let’s close with two encouraging verses.
Psalm 28:7 reads, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” And Proverbs 3:5-6, says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Don’t try to live this life through your own power, dear friends. The God of all power is there to help us live according to His will so that we, our families and our churches will succeed for His great glory.
Your friend in Christ,