Skip to comments.Our Response to God's Power
Posted on 02/14/2018 6:03:23 PM PST by metmom
"Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. . . . They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary (Isaiah 40:31).
Relying on Gods power gives us confidence to live as Christians.
What should be our response to Gods power? First, we should worship Him. Our response should follow what God told Israel: The Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow yourselves down, and to Him you shall sacrifice (2 Kings 17:36).
Understanding Gods power should also give us confidence: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13). Because of His strength, we can live the Christian life each day with confidence. God is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us (Eph. 3:20).
Our eternal hope rests on the power of God. His power saved us and will raise [us] up on the last day (John 6:40). That day should be the great hope of the Christian, because whatever troubles we have on earth, our heavenly destiny is still secure.
When Im tempted to worry, Im comforted to remember that Gods power is greater than any problem I have. The psalmist says, I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Ps. 121:1-2). The God who made everything can certainly handle our troubles!
Gods power also gives us spiritual victory. Paul instructs us to be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might (Eph. 6:10). When the adversary comes and youre on guard, you dont fight him; you go tell the commander, and he leads the battle. God will bring about the victory because greater is He who is in [us] than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Satan may be powerful, but hes no match for God.
Finally, understanding Gods power gives us humility. Peter exhorts us, Humble yourselves . . . under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time (1 Peter 5:6). Apart from Gods gracious power we are nothing and can do nothing (John 15:5).
Suggestions for Prayer
Thank God for each of these ways He uses His power for our benefit.
For Further Study
Read Psalm 121. In what ways does God demonstrate His power to us?
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