Thursday, January 10, 2013

Control over the "Flood"

Psalm 29:10-11 (NCV)The Lord controls the flood. The Lord will be King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

Throughout the Bible the power of God is revealed through incredible miracles over nature. Psalm 29 verse 10 reminds me of the great flood in Genesis 6 – 9. In these three chapters of Genesis, God’s wrath towards sin unfolds through a flood that wiped out the entire earth and all of its inhabitants. At the same time, these chapters show God’s great mercy for people who truly seek Him. God saw that “Noah was a good man, the most innocent man of his time, and he walked with God.” (6:8 - NCV) “Noah did everything that God commanded him.” (6:22 & 7:5 - NCV) Noah and his family were spared devastation because of their obedience and faithfulness to God.

Just the other day I was talking to my Mom about the current life storm I’m facing. I am at the point where it would really be nice if God still spoke to His people audibly, you know through a burning bush (Exodus 3) or something like that. Better still, I would have no problem if He would just write what I should do next on the wall (Daniel 5) to get His message across. Okay, I know it doesn’t work that way (I am walking by faith not by sight!). But, the Apostle Paul urged us to understand the greatness of God’s power (Ephesians 1:18-23). The same power that raised Christ from the dead is available to help us today. Is that incredible or what? The same power that controls all of creation, caused solid rain for 40 days and nights, caused raging storms to settle, raised the dead is…that same power is available to you and me today!

When you commit your life to Christ, you access you have access to this great power. The next time you feel weak and helpless just remember that the power of Christ lives in you. That should give you the confidence to weather any storm knowing you’re not weak nor are you alone. You are strong because Christ gives you His strength!

Related scripture: Isaiah 40:29 – 31; Psalm 18: 32 – 34;

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