Devotional for Thursday, September 22, 2005
I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him.
Any power that we possess originates from our awesome God who can hold
oceans in the palm of His hand, measure the heavens with his fingers, and weigh the mountains and the hills (Isaiah 40:12).
He is a God so powerful that from His perspective the combined nations of the world are a mere “drop in the bucket”
(v. 15). He knows the personal name of each and every one of the billions of stars (v. 26), and “no one can measure
the depths of his understanding” (v. 28).
All the incomparable greatness of God is embodied in Jesus, and we
are blessed with “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
When we realize His great power, our perspective on our problems changes, and we move into heavenly places where God sits.
The problems are not so big when viewed from that vantage point.
God is too wise to make a mistake, too powerful to
fail, and too loving to hurt you. Call on Him today, for “He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers
strength to the weak” (Isaiah 40:29).
Daily Readings: Isaiah 39:1-41:16 • Ephesians 1:1-23
Psalm 66:1-20 • Proverbs 23:25-28