Andy Hollifield May 29, 2017 ·
HOW BIG IS OUR GOD 5-30-17
Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
Revelations 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his tight hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Job 26:9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.
Psalms 66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Exodus 15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Joshua 4:23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:
Job 37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind.
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,
How big is our God? Above are just a few scriptures that tell us how big God is. As you can see they are not in biblical order but in the order I found them. I have often heard this saying, “Instead of telling God how big our problem is, we should be telling our problem how big our God is”. That thought was kind of the inspiration behind this article. I always like to have some scripture to back up what I am saying. I began to think about scriptures that actually tell the physical attributes of our God. Of course you have heard all of them all your life but have to search for them when you want them. I have found just a few.
Often times, in the heat of the battle, our soul gets overwhelmed. The Psalmist spoke about his heart, his spirit, and himself, being overwhelmed 7 times. The word overwhelmed is used 8 times in scripture, all in Psalms. The good thing about all the times he talks about being overwhelmed, he knows who to run to. One of my favorite verses is Psalms 61:2 “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I”. If David, a man after God’s own heart could get overwhelmed, it should be no surprise when we do. Too often we hold ourselves to a standard that requires us to not show weakness. That is not a standard that God expects of us nor was anyone in scripture able to live up to it. Even the disciples in their greatest test, failed miserably forsaking the Lord in the garden. They were later found in the upper room hiding in fear. These were men that had cast out devils, been beaten, done other miracles, saw Jesus do miracles, yet when the time of testing came, they failed. They were not defeated by failure but after reuniting with Jesus went on to evangelize the entire world either themselves or through their converts. Even the father of the child with seizures asked Jesus to help his unbelief. Jesus only expects 100 percent effort not 100 percent accuracy. He knows that we will often miss the mark but he expects us to always be striving for perfection. The Lord is more forgiving to us than we are to ourselves. The Psalmist said in 103:14 “For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust”.
I hope at this point you see what I am trying to say. You and I have a God that is way bigger than and well able to take care of our problems. If the blast of his nostrils can part waters and dry the ground beneath them, just what is it you’re facing that you have doubts about him being able to handle? God asked the question in Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah had already answered that question in verse 17 when he prayed “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” He then spends the next 9 verses just praising God for all the things he has done for his people. It would do us good, especially in times of trouble, to remember how big our God is and praise him for what he has already done in our lives. He holds the stars as well as our soul in his hand. He breathes and waters divide or frost is given. He spoke and seas are calmed and the sun stands still. We believe that he spoke this world into existence and created all things with just his word and did it in six days even stooping down to fashion a man out of dust and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and he bacame a living soul. We believe he shut the mouths of hungry lions and fireproofed three Hebrews and fed five thousand men besides women and children with only a couple small fishes and five loaves of bread and had 12 baskets of leftovers. We believe that he turned Nebuchadnezzar from a man into a beast and back to a man again. We believe he spoke Lazarus’ name and raised him from the dead. We believe he can speak to the wind and make it stop blowing and also speak and make it start. So again, just what is it that we think he can’t handle? I hope this will be an encouragement and help to you. I don’t mean to make light of your problems in any way but I hope that what I have said will help you to realize that your God is bigger than any of your problems. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!