Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Consider the ocean and be encouraged today. Those of us who live near an ocean can call this picture to mind easily . . . some of you may need to recall the last time you stood before the vast, unending sea and set that picture in your mind. Do you have it?
Now consider this: Until you can drain this immense body of water dry, God’s ocean of omnipotence is always available to meet you in your place of deepest need. So fear not! God has given you everything you need to do everything He is calling you to do. Make no mistake, no weapon formed can ever come up against you and overcome the power of the Most High God that is at work within you.
Think about it this way: the Creator of the universe—the One who made the earth and hung it on nothing and directs it in its orbit . . . the One who continually fuels the flaming furnace of the sun . . . the One who commanded the morning to begin and the day to dawn . . . the One who closed the floodgates as the sea gushed from the womb and set limits which it cannot pass—this is the One who has promised to strengthen you for the work He has set before you.
You are swimming in the ocean of His omnipotence, and with every stroke, you are strengthened by His righteous right hand. God is not like man, for He cannot lie, nor does He promise and not fulfill His Word (Numbers 23:19). When He said, “I will strengthen you and help you,” He meant what He said! It is impossible that God could fail you, regardless of what it is you are facing today. God cannot “over-promise” Himself, for every promise He makes to us is “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).
So, regardless of where this finds you today, do not fear and do not be dismayed. You may be facing mountainous obstacles, but what is that to Omnipotence? Keep these words of the prophet Isaiah with you today and every day God gives to you. Your ocean of omnipotence is overflowing and fully available to you if you will but dip your toe in it and believe this undeniable and unwavering truth:
Greater is the power that is in you than any power that comes up against you!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!