How Big is Your God? | Pastor Greg | 4/8/20
Psalm 147:5 (ESV)
5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Why is this happening? Will we make it? How big is your God? AW Tozer once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
Many of us are dealing with things the likes that we have never seen. We are witnesses to a pandemic that is sweeping America and the world with devastating effects. People are getting sick and dying, jobs are being lost, life as we once knew it is now at a standstill. So where do we turn for comfort in the midst of this storm?
Trials such as these reveal where we find our trust. Far too often, we would like to think that we are in control of our lives. God’s role in our lives is limited. We keep him in our back pocket in case we absolutely need him. We treat Him as a good luck charm or a super genie of sorts. More that we would care to admit….our view of God is far too small. However, it takes circumstances such as these to remind us that ultimately we are not in control. In fact, we never were. The mere thought of it is shown for the illusion that it really is.
It is time for our view of God to become more accurate. For our picture of him to be more biblical. The Psalmist reminds us that our Lord is great, that he is all powerful (omnipotent) and that He is all knowing (omniscient). The truth is that we need a God who is bigger than pandemics. A God that can bring order out of chaos and hope to the helpless. A God who take people from eternal death to eternal life. A God who is in complete control no matter how things look in the world.
We are blessed to have such a God. He is always on the move calling people to Himself especially in times such as these. So it’s time to expand our view of God. It is time for us to cling to a biblical perspective of Him. It is time to trust the God of the B-I-B-L-E who is greater than anything we will every go through.
Proverbs 3:5 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
This Easter week may our view of God mirror what the scriptures proclaim about Him. May we trust in the God who is Greater!