Listen to Devotion
Key Verse: “O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! Jeremiah 32:17 (NLT)
What a marvelous and comforting truth it is to know that our God is all-powerful. Our God has all the power he needs to accomplish what he sets out to do in both heaven and on the earth. He reigns omnipotently from his throne of grace, having his pleasure, and displaying his power in the lives of ordinary people like you and me.
When people gain power through their own efforts, it frequently leads to a degree of corruption and pride. We only need to look at many leaders of the past and present, such as Mussolini or Hitler, who have taken power by force, fully abused it and caused untold misery. Our God is not like these men.
Psalm 24:1 states “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” But he is not prideful or arrogant in His glorious omnipotence but instead is compassionate and gentle in His awesome power. Psalm 66:5,7 invites us to, “Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance.”
If you are in a situation that seems impossible, remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:26, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”