When was the last time you thought about the power of God? I mean, really thought through just how powerful the God of the Bible actually is? Well, let today’s message be a source of great comfort to you, regardless of what you might be facing, because whatever you are facing you are facing it in the power of the Almighty!
Power Over Nature
And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. (Luke 8:24)
Where in your life right now do you need a little calm? Jesus spoke a word to the wind and the waves and they ceased their raging. He can speak a word of calm into any circumstance you are currently facing.
In His humanity, Jesus was subject to nature. Just like you and me, our Lord was drenched by rain, He shivered in the cold, and he perspired in the heat. But in His divinity, He was Sovereign over nature. The power of Jesus cannot be resisted even by the wind and the waves. “You rule the raging of the sea,” the psalmist exulted; “when its waves rise, you still them” (Psalm 89:9). Everything is subject to His authority and under His command. Think about this for a moment. Jesus not only desired to stop the storm in order to comfort His terrified disciples, but He had the power to do it. Now, that is ALL POWERFUL! And that power is available to you today.
If Jesus is in you, then the power of Jesus is in you, and that power is available to you to do everything He has called you to do. There is nothing that can thwart the purposes of God, and that includes all that He has purposed to accomplish through you. God never calls without equipping those whom He has called. He provides all the power necessary for His people to accomplish all His will.
The wind cannot stand in the way of the power of God. The waves cannot stand in the way of the power of God. The wicked cannot stand in the way of the power of God. And your weakness cannot stand in the way of the power of God. As Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged, “He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: ‘What have you done?’” (Daniel 4:35 NIV.)
God saved you so that you would serve Him. And your service is not dependent upon your strength. It is dependent upon His power, and that supernatural power is available at all times. To be sure, we all serve our God imperfectly. The Bible is filled with examples of the imperfect service of men. But even imperfect service was received by our perfect and all-powerful God. And that, beloved, should comfort you today and cause you to advance confidently in the direction God is calling you to go, in order to do all that He is calling you to do.
Paul prayed that you and I would know “the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might” (Ephesians 1:19). There is no power in the universe above His power . . . and He has given that power to you!
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!