Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to get defeated isn’t it? That devil will use just about anything to get you to doubt God and His truth, even in the most subtle of ways. For instance, did you know that walking into work in the morning with a bad attitude and dreading the workload you have that day is not at all a Godly thought? And if your thoughts aren’t lined up with the Word of God, which is the truth.. you’re at risk for turning away from it? See how simple it starts? Satan is absolutely ridiculous but he’s smart.
That example though – that was me a few weeks ago.
For no particular reason, I was in a crummy mood and I was really dreading my day and I’d just arrived at work. We had a lot of stuff to do and we were going to be running behind, and I was just feeling, for a number of reasons and in an array of areas of life, a little incompetent. Fortunately for me, my friend had given me a little desk calendar for Christmas that has a new piece of scripture on it every day. And on this morning, God used that little calendar in a big way.
Jeremiah 32:17 was the featured scripture for the day. It reads, “Ah, Lord God! You have created the heavens and the earth by Your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for You.”
It was something I had to look at twice actually. I read it and looked away, and then was like wait a minute…
And then it hit me- I’m on THAT guy’s side.
By God’s power, He created everything that’s around me, myself included. And if you’ve ever taken an anatomy and physiology class, you know what intricate and ingenious creations we are. And every man-made thing around me was created by a man God designed to create it. Like, whoa.
And the heavens… I can only imagine the majesty and beauty of the heavens.
He’s THAT powerful and only He is mighty enough to fashion them – and He calls ME His child!
I know not all dad’s are the same, but my dad has done amazing things for me, within his own God-given power and capability, but He’s not God. I know for a fact, he could build a house from scratch with his own two hands, but He couldn’t create the universe, and he was just an instrument in the process of bring me into existence. But it’s a great comparison because just like my earthly father, God is going to do all He can within His power to help us. Fortunately for us, His children, His capabilities are endless.
All that being said, let me tell you how much more conquerable my day seemed. How much more conquerable everything seemed. Just knowing that I have the power and might of the Lord in my corner, no work load and certainly no devil is going to get me down. God gives us access to His strength and with that I intend to conquer every day of my life.
If you want to do the same, I’d recommend getting in God’s corner because His side is and always will be victorious.