Friday, April 24, 2009
The All-powerful God
“There is nothing too hard for You.”
Is God’s power limited? Scripture tells us over and over that God is omnipotent, which means all-powerful.
Even when Job was in pain and distress, he said to the Lord, " ‘I know that You can do all things. No plan of Yours can be thwarted’ " (Job 42:2 NIV).
The prophet Jeremiah proclaimed God’s power: “ ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You’ ” (Jeremiah 32:17).
The archangel Gabriel reassured Mary by saying, “ ‘With God nothing will be impossible’ ” (Luke 1:37).
Now you see how silly it is when we say something like, “I have tried everything, and now all I can do is pray.” Now all you can do is turn to the all-powerful God, the Creator of the universe, who happens to love you a lot.
What do you mean, that’s all you can do? That’s the first thing you should do.
Before we do anything else, we should turn our troubles over to God, because nothing is too hard for Him.
Nothing is impossible. Nothing is beyond His reach. Nothing is beyond His ability.
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- This life will have its sorrows
- God loves us
- Jesus weeps in our times of pain
- God can be glorified through human suffering
Hope for Hurting Hearts, Pastor Greg Laurie’s new book, examines these truths, revealing God’s love and care for us, and shows how we can find hope, even in the midst of the most unbearable pain and sorrow.