Why are you worried? Why are you anxious?
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen. 18:14)
That thing you’re dealing with: I’m not saying it isn’t serious.
“One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong.” (Ps. 65:6)
I’m not saying it isn’t difficult.
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jer. 32:27)
But it isn’t too serious or difficult for God to handle.
“With God all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)
He made everything.
“For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.” (Psalm 33:9)
He literally keeps creation from falling apart.
“In him all things hold together.” (Col. 1:17)
He holds power over death.
“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.” (1 Cor. 6:14)
He guards our salvation.
“Who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Pet. 1:5)
He knows – and cares about – the smallest detail of everything that happens to you.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matt. 10:29-31)
Do you believe it? Do you believe that God can do anything?
“Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” (Rom 4:21).
Well, not anything. He cannot be other than who he is. He cannot lie. (Titus 1:2). He cannot be tempted by evil. (James 1:13). He cannot deny himself. (2 Tim. 2:13). He cannot break a promise. (Ps. 119:89).
But anything good – anything consistent with his perfect love and holiness – is in his power.
That’s worth a little praise, don’t you think?
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine …” (Eph. 3:20-21).
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!” (Rev. 19:6)
So why are you worried? Why are you anxious?
Original Photo Credit: ESO (European Southern Observatory). The Lost Galaxy http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1312a/