Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The mighty power of God

And Israel His dominion.
The sea saw it and fled;
Jordan turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams,
The little hills like lambs.
What ails you, O sea, that you fled?
O Jordan, that you turned back?
O mountains, that you skipped like rams?
O little hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the God of Jacob,
Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of waters. – Psalm 114

I think sometimes we can take the mighty power of God for granted. I think we miss out how just how great He is. When things get tough for us and we worry about the future it is because we don’t recognise just how great He is.

Here the psalmist speak of the world trembling at His power seen in His creation. God’s power parted the Red Sea. It parted the Jordan River. God’s power moves mountains and can put pools of water where there were once rocks. God’s power causes the very world to tremble.

The great Isaac Watts spoke of the power of God in his mighty hymn.

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.

This psalm and Watts’ words remind us of the mighty power of God who is ready and willing to work in our lives. Since God can create the world, part the Red Sea, divide the Jordan River, deliver 6,000,000 people from captivity, and change the hearts of lives of people who turn to Him surely that is cause for me to trust Him with my future.

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