The Mighty King

      When I was a little kid, whenever there was a storm or I heard a weird noise in the middle of the night or I saw a spider, my first reaction was to yell “Daaaddddyyyy!!!” as loud as I could.  I was confident that, wherever he might be, he would hear me and come running to save the day. 

      To be honest, I still feel that way.  Even though I’m all grown-up, it’s still my first instinct to call my Dad or my father-in-law (I’m extremely blessed in the in-laws department!)  when something is wrong, whether it’s a broken appliance,  black widow spiders on the kids’ outside toys, or even a bad storm.  There’s just something reassuring about having someone there who knows more than you, is stronger than you, and is capable of making you feel like it’s all taken care of. 

    But, as a grown-up, I realize that there are some things that even my dad can’t fix.  I don’t know about you guys, but just watching the news makes me feel queasy.  There is a lot of crazy stuff going on in the world, and it’s scary.  You know what I mean — if it isn’t the local crime that makes you uneasy, then it’s the economy or the oil spill or another earthquake or terrorism.  I’ll never forget watching the live footage of the Columbine shooting when I was in high school, and thinking — wow. There is no safe place. And year after year, that just keeps being proven over and over again.

And, knowing that not even the toughest dad on the earth can fix the problems of humanity, I call on my Heavenly Father.

Yes, He is full of compassion and mercy.  But He is also a King of power and might.   The Jesus who spoke tenderly to children and the sick is the same Jesus who lit the stars with His glory…the God who hears your prayer is the same God who held back the oceans for the Israelites to cross over dry land…He can calm storms with a word and sends demons running with the mention of His name…there is nothing, nothing, nothing that our God can’t do!  In Matthew 19:26, Jesus says that “With God all things are possible!” 

I’m telling you right now that He is able to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think!” (Ephesians 3:20)  Our King isn’t weak and unable to help us in time of trouble…if we have faith in Him, if we ask according to His will, His supernatural power (Get it? He is super-natural.  Better than natural.  He is greater than human nature and ability.  He can break our laws of nature because He CREATED the laws of nature!) will work miracles in our lives!  Because of His great love for us, He hears us when we cry out to Him for help…and if our earthly fathers know how to come to our rescue, how much more will He?

Throughout my life, I’ve heard testimony after testimony of broken bones suddenly healed, cancer mysteriously vanishing right before surgery, money showing up exactly when it was needed most, protection coming in a dangerous situation, desperation turning to victory in life after life.  I’ve seen these things happen in the lives of people that I love, and I know that when answers come without logical explanation, when illnesses disappear, when needs are met — it is our God working!

This world is full of problems and awful situations, and sometimes we may feel afraid, but in Him there is a refuge that will never be shaken. Because of the consequences of sin, our bodies and our physical earth may tremble — but our souls and our eternities are secure in His hands. And one day, according to His word (which we know to be true and unchanging!), He will come with the clouds (Revelation 1:7) and straighten this world out.  At that point, He will show Himself in all of His power and glory…evil will be defeated and Heaven will be a place of joy and peace for those of us who have a relationship with Him.

 Until then, while we are here in the chaos of planet earth, trust Him to work in your life!  He is more than able to change your circumstances…and if the circumstances don’t change, He will give you strength and help you through anything that you might face. 

If you have experienced God’s power in your life…please, please share it in the comments.  It is the best encouragement I know to hear about how God has worked in someone’s life!  🙂 

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
       an ever-present help in trouble.

 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
       and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

  though its waters roar and foam
       and the mountains quake with their surging. 
   

  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
       the holy place where the Most High dwells.

 God is within her, she will not fall;
       God will help her at break of day.

 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
       he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

  The LORD Almighty is with us;
       the God of Jacob is our fortress. 
      

  Come and see the works of the LORD,
       the desolations he has brought on the earth.

 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
       he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
       he burns the shields with fire.

  “Be still, and know that I am God;
       I will be exalted among the nations,
       I will be exalted in the earth.”

  The LORD Almighty is with us; 
   the God of Jacob is our fortress!

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6 thoughts on “The Mighty King

  1. He is a father to the fatherless. A husband to the husbandless. He is my all in all. Even during the storm I’m facing right now.. He is showing me He is my Provider. Thank you Jesus for you infinite mercy and grace and all amazing LOVE!!!!

  2. You hold my every moment
    You calm my raging seas
    You walk with me through fire
    And heal all my disease
    I trust in You
    Lord I trust in You

    I believe You’re my Healer
    I believe You are all I need
    I believe You’re my portion
    I believe You’re more than enough for me
    Jesus You’re all I need

    Nothing is impossible for you
    Nothing is impossible
    Nothing is impossible for You
    You hold my world in Your hands!!!!

    This song just about says it all for me! It has gotten me through some really hard times where I did not think the sun would ever shine in my heart again, when the cloud that felt like it was following me would not go away. I have seen God work miracles in my own family, in close friends of ours, and just the fact that we are so totally blessed like we are! There is not enough room and time to write all the miralces and blessings God has bestowed upon us! But thank goodness one day we will live with the Lord and have all the time in the world to praise Him! Thank you Jesus for Your love and grace that gets me through each and every day! HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!

  3. A testimony from my grandfather, Rev. Bernie Bailey, as emailed to me…
    “In the early ’70’s just beginning in evangelistic work finances were extremly low to non existant. The COG had planned a retreat for ministers wives and my wife really needed to go as she was stressed out from the stain of trying to meet our obligations. I did not see any way she could go.
    There was a minister by the name of Bobby Williams (he married the daughter of Rev. C. S. Grogan) whom I had held a revival for some weeks earlier.
    He later related to us that God had impressed him to receive an offering for my wife on a Sunday am service. He sent that offering to my wife and it was the exact amount needed for the seminar.
    Thank God for a man who obeys, and above all thank God who directs all for the good of them who loves Him. “

  4. A testimony from Mrs. Debbie Chappell, as posted on FaceBook: “WOW, God has done so many miracles in my life. While in India, the bus I was riding on got stuck on a small bridge and was tettering on falling over in a ravine. We all started praying and all of a sudden, all these men and boys in dark pants and white shirts just showed up out of no where and touched the bus and over …the bridge it went. They then disappeared. The bus behind us never saw a thing. While in the Philippines recently we saw a woman who had a stroke and was bedridden. She was just a set of bones and lay dying. We all went to her house and started praying for healing. Her daughters and daughter-in-laws were there watching. After prayers going up for God to restore her health, she asked to sit in a chair. Had not happened since the stroke over 6 months before. Her family came to the Lord because God healed her. We went back a week later and she was gone, shopping at the mall! Praise God for all His love and healing powers.”

  5. this really isn’t a testimony of a miracle but just a reminder of god’s faithfulness and his promise of “yes” and “amen”. it hasn’t been long now since i had made a visit with my family to other familys house. i knew that some things had been going on in the family but not really sure what. i didnt really care to know and still dont care to know. all i know is that when i was there that weekend, it was a weekend truly ordained by my god. on sat. night i had been talking with my family member. my stuborn, hard headed, teenager, family member. at this point, they were done, fed-up, ready to throw in the towl on god and “christianity” and everything that came with it. they thought it was all emotions. they felt betray by family and friends. as i sat there that night and just listented to a hurting heart…( though they would not have admitted it) i knew something had to be done. i remember telling them that it was my job as a christian, and as family to tell them that god loved them. i told them i had remembered seeing them in the presence of god almighty before and that had forever changed ME. that i had seen the spirit move on her before and interact in her life and on her behalf and that i knew once you experience that, there is no denying that. i told her about the things i use to do that no one ever knew and how i hate myself for so long. and one day god just pushed me to my knees, literally. and all i had was him. i cried out to him and he saved me. it was a sweet moment with my family member that i had. and that night, when i went to bed, though there was such darkness in that room. i was prayin up a storm on the inside of my heart. i wanted to get up and anoint everything in that room but i knew that would have def. not went well with her. but i cried in that bed that night for her soul and i plead with god to save her and begged for him to pull on her heart in service that next morning.
    Needless to say, the next day’s service was amaizng. Though she seemed pretty lifeless at first all through service. it was about time for service to dismiss and my uncle was about to close out the service and he said that he just knew that there was just someone else and he couldnt let it go. the atmosphere was so tangible and thick it made it hard to breathe. my entire family was almost i think just paralyzed, not knowing what to do next? all i know that happend next was an act of god, and not man. it was god and not emotions. it was god, and not me. that family member, that for so long had been hurting and feeling such a void, went forward, and turnded things around that day. That same person who was telling me it was a done deal just the NIGHT BEFORE had just made a decision to pick up her cross, though not easy, and follow him. and glory be to god, she is still following him. i thank god every day for his grace and mercy in my life, in my family’s life, in my friends life. If he can do it for me, if he can do it for my family, if he can do it for my friends, he can surly do it for you. there is never anything you can say or do to make him love you any less. he loves you so much. more than you could ever imagine and more than you will ever know. and he would do it over and over again ever single day if he had the chance to just for you. come to jesus. he is awesome. thank you lord.

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