A Great God

Psalm 77:13-15
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?  Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.  Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph.  Selah.

There is none greater.  There is no god greater, no struggle greater, no problem greater, no trial greater, no temptation greater than our Almighty God.  So let us remember the character and the nature of the God we serve and look at all that is contained within Him.  Let’s avert our eyes from ourselves and our problems and gaze at our great God who has done great wonders, who has demonstrated His strength and who has redeemed His people.  Evidence is found both in Scripture and our own experiences that God certainly does many wondrous things.  And surely His power is visible everywhere we look.  These are things that can be seen and known, and there is proof all around us.

God is our Redeemer.  He fought the battles of the Israelites throughout their history.  He Himself went forth to battle.  And then when it came time for our redemption, Jesus took it upon Himself, bearing the cross and that humiliating death, but then rising in victory over all.  Our God is personally involved in each of our lives, and He will help us, and He is the only one who can.  It is His arm that redeems.  He has control.  He has power.  His ability is infinite.  He can go anywhere and do anything.  And He can give us victory, complete and full deliverance, just like when he delivered Israel from Egypt.

But perhaps we have adopted little gods along the way, things we were trusting in or depending on.  Perhaps we’ve made ourselves a god, in a sense, because we have been trying to win our battles in our own strength, to take control of our own situation.  Perhaps we have trusted too much in ourselves when really we have no strength at all within us.  But God is greater, so we don’t have to be.  So may we turn aside from all these other things and turn solely to God, the God, because it is He who must do something if it is going to happen at all.

Let us reacquaint ourselves with our Lord and Savior.  Let us remind ourselves who God is, not who we are or what we are experiencing.  Let us remember what He has already done and trust that He can do something else now or in the future.  He has redeemed us once before, and He can redeem our current circumstances.  We miss out on so much with our continual doubts.  So may we let go of everything else, fully surrender, and trust Him with all our heart, for He is certainly very worthy of it.

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