God is greater!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, May 20, 2019

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. Psalm 147:5 ESV

Every now and then, believers have to be reminded about the greatness of God. The cares of this world can cause us to undermine the greatness of God. When the sickness is terminal or the divorce is final, or the family is dysfunctional, or the addiction is continual, or the heartbreak is overwhelming, we forget that God is abundant in power.

We should never forget that God is great than cancer, arthritis, depression, financial hardships, or any generational curse. The way I see it, is either God exist or he does not. If he does exist, he has to be great in all his ways. There can’t be any limit to God. Therefore, we can trust his promises and depend on his providential love.

I choose to believe that God exists and there is no limit to his greatness. That belief shapes my perspective about life and gives me extra confidence when I face adversity. There is nothing I go through that I cannot overcome because of my God. When things don’t work as expected, I don’t blame the devil, because God is in control of my life, not the devil.

If God exists, then he created the universe and sustained it by his might. Therefore, there is nothing too big for him to do. Why then do we lose confidence in God when our hardship is greater than our strength? In Isaiah 40:28, the Israelites are asked, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”

Our personal trials and challenges do not diminish God’s greatness. To the contrary, it is because of God’s greatness; we are not consumed by the vicissitudes of life. Humanity is a product of God’s greatness. From the cradle to the grave, we exist by his greatness. It is God for formed us and shaped us in our mother’s womb. He alone has the power to limit the power of death and to transition us to eternal glory.

God’s great mercy transcends our sinfulness. His great compassion and love are greater than our weaknesses and disobedience. Thus, we should not hesitate to “come boldly before his throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Believers depend on the greatness of God. My whole being is invested in God. It is in him that I live, move, and have my being. Therefore, my God has to be greater than anything I can think or imagine. Indeed, there is no space in my life for a lesser God. With all the demons and demonic forces, I have to fight, I need a great God who can do greater things.

Let us, therefore, live with joyful confidence, serve with unwavering zeal and determination, and witness about the love of Jesus Christ with great enthusiasm because our God is great. No weapon formed against us will prosper outside of the will of our God. The world needs to know that our God is greater than any deity or Human-made idol.

Let the sick tell their sickness that their God is great. Those who feel hopeless and helpless should be reminded that God is great. One of the preferred sayings in the Muslim faith is Allahu Akbar, which is translated as “God is the greatest.” And the Christian Church says, Amen!

Prayer- Father, may we not forget that you are greater than anything we go through so we can be encouraged in times of adversity.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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