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Psalm 145:11

“They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power.”

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The power of God — who can imagine? The power of God — who can match it? The power of God — who can defy it?

In a world full of chaos, it’s hard to overcome the feeling of our weakness and powerlessness. It’s a constant challenge to “think positively” about all that is happening and the downward spiral of our society. We frantically try to take control. But we have a God who is greater than all of that…greater than the darkness, the depravity, the hopelessness. In a world that seems so out of control, we can know with confidence that our God is in control – that His power and might will overcome it all.  

But how do we know? How do we know that God will overcome it? Scripture is full of references to God’s power:

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)

“Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” (Job 26:14)

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and for it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”  (Philippians 3:20-21)

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

Yes, God is powerful. Everything in heaven and on earth is His; He is exalted as head above all; He is Creator; He does not grow weary; He gives power and increases strength; He transforms our body; all things are subject to Him; and all things were created through Him and for Him. That is just a short list from a few passages,  can you imagine how much more the Bible has to say about God’s power? There are 66 books in the Bible, and we have barely touched on His attributes and His power. Keep reading His Word to see for yourself.  

Make it Real

Do you want to hear something even more incredible? That power that God has, He has given to us through the Holy Spirit. Our all-powerful God has seen fit to give us access to the same power. Don’t believe me? Read on:  

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

“And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” (1  Corinthians 6:14)

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

You see, when we surrender our lives to Jesus, we receive power because the Holy Spirit comes upon us; He raises us up by His power; the power of Christ rests upon us; and the power is at work within us. That, my friends, is GREAT news.  

End in Prayer

Father God, all-powerful Creator, full of mercy and grace — THANK YOU! You could use that power to utterly destroy us, yet You choose to love us and even include us in Your kingdom story. Help us to honor and glorify You in all we do. Help us to tap into the power You have given us through Holy Spirit. Let us be grateful for the sacrifice of Your only Son. In His name we pray — AMEN!

Written by

Colleen McGeorge

ACF Groups Coordinator