Last year I participated in the A-Z Challenge . The basic idea is to pick a theme and post every day in the month of April from A to Z. My theme last year was Who am I? This year my theme is Who is God? I am excited to spend the next month with you reflecting on the different character traits of God.
A is for Almighty
Psalm 147:4-5 “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding his no limit.”
This verse makes me smile every time I hear it. When my children were preschool age, this was one of the first verses they learned. I still hear their sweet voices and see their little hand motions as they emphasized GREAT is the Lord and of GREAT POWER. His understanding is INFINITE.
How often do I rush around trying to solve every problem, thinking only of prayer as a last result? I just finished a book set in ancient Rome. They had so many statues they worshiped -cold, unalive, man-made statues. But my God – he is alive. More than just alive – he is almighty. Almighty means more than mighty and powerful. He is the mighty-est of the mighty. There is no one more mighty or powerful. His might is unlimited and boundless.
And that is a game changer.
Whatever trial, worry or struggle you are facing – God is almighty. I am not left alone with my strength. But, I can trust the one who loves me and has the power to help me. Like a four-year-old, I can raise my hands and say, “GREAT is the Lord and of GREAT POWER. His understanding is INFINITE.”
What problem are you facing today? I would encourage you to bring it to God in prayer. Then pick a Bible verse and think about it throughout the day. When I take my eyes off my problems and cling to the truth of who God is I find comfort and peace.
Thank you, God, for being almighty. Your power has no limits. Nothing is impossible with you. I lay my burdens down at your feet, trusting you to work the outcome for you are a good, good God. I pray for strength today to trust you more. May your peace guard our hearts and minds. In Jesus Name. Amen.