God All Powerful!

One of the feelings most of us like the least is the feeling of inadequacy, of weakness, of powerlessness. The feeling can erupt when we’re grappling with a big problem, when facing a major health crisis, financial issue, or relational difficulty. We also often find ourselves feeling inadequate, weak, or powerless to help a loved one facing one of these issues.

The advice to “believe in yourself” or to “project positive thoughts” rings hollow, if you really analyze it. It’s like trying to get your car unstuck from the mud or snow without any help. You can believe you can get it unstuck and project all the positive thoughts you want, but your car is still going to be stuck. You need help getting it unstuck. If a sub compact car came along and the driver offered to push you out of your dilemma, you’d still be doubtful about getting unstuck. If a big four wheeler came along and the driver offered help, you’d be very confident you’d soon be on your way. Faith isn’t conjured up within self, it’s inspired by something big and wonderful outside of self.

When it comes to dealing with inadequacies, weaknesses or a sense of powerlessness, we need outside help, significant outside help. This is where reflecting on and embracing the fact that God is all powerful can be of tremendous help. We need to turn our attention away from how big our dilemma is and focus on how big and powerful God is in helping us face our dilemma.

Consider how big and powerful God is. He created our galaxy the Milky Way which contains about 400 billion stars along with our own sun. Our Milky Way galaxy is only one of about two trillion galaxies, each containing 100 billion stars or more! God created all of this, and sustains all of this! The psalmist declared, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” (Psalm 33:6) God has infinite power! The fancy theological word for this is that God is OMNIPOTENT.

A.W. Pink, in his book, The Attributes of God, wrote, “But seeing that He is clothed with omnipotence, no prayer is too hard for Him to answer, no need too great for Him to supply, no passion too strong for Him to subdue, no temptation too powerful for Him to deliver from, no misery too deep for Him to relieve.”

This infinitely powerful God is not only creator and sustainer of this vast universe, but He is also a God who has a realistic knowledge of our weakness and is attentive to our needs! His adequacy can address our inadequacy!

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” (Isaiah 59:1)

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