|Today’s Scripture: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27|
|A common question people ask when trying to disprove God is, “Is God all-powerful?” They then follow that question with, “If God is all-powerful, could He make a rock so big He couldn’t lift it?” They think that because the question poses a contradiction, there is no way to answer the question, and they have you stumped. But, God is not limited by our attempts to belittle Him. Could God create a rock so big He couldn’t lift it?The answer is, “Yes, but then to prove that He was all-powerful, He would lift it.
“One of the problems many of us have is that we diminish what God can do. If asked, we would admit there is nothing God can’t do. Although we know He is the Almighty God, we treat Him as if He were human. The problems that we face each day are too big for us, but instead of giving them over to Him, we worry about them as if God doesn’t know what He is doing. We wonder how He could expect us to do all that is asked of us instead of realizing that He wants to do those things through us.
Is God able to take care of our needs? Of course! The question isn’t about God’s ability; it’s about our trust. The real question is, “Do we trust God to take care of our needs?” Instead of worrying about how the situation is going to work out, we need to trust God to work it out. The methods He chooses to use are not our concern.
Too often, we try to make God work according to our plans and timetable. When God chooses to work in our lives in a different manner, we question Him rather than trust His plan. When we don’t understand why He is allowing a certain situation in our lives, we try to figure things out on our own. The problem with that is His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) Instead of worrying over the circumstances and difficulties in our lives, let God be God. We should trust Him with our problems because there is nothing too hard for Him.
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder