His power is sufficient for all our needs
God’s power to work all things out for your good is a promise for all believers that will never fail. But watching and waiting for him to turn around a bad situation in your life can be a time of great pain. It is hard to understand the wait when your marriage is failing or after you have received a bad report from the doctor. How are you expected to hold on when your financial problems overwhelm you and you soon may lose your home? Rebellious children can break your heart as you stand helplessly by as your son or daughter chooses a path of destruction. Your own life can be changed in an instant by the death of someone close to you. Is God really able to turn these and other impossible an impossible situation into a blessing in your life?
The truth of this matter is that God can use all things to work for our good because he foreknew the storms of our lives and had a plan to take us through every one of them. No disaster in your path can take him by surprise. Our God can see the past and the future and his power is sufficient to fulfill the purpose he has for your life. By his strength alone, you can forge the rivers of your pain and climb the mountains of your problems until you get the victory that God has promised. He knows your ways and he can help you in your weaknesses. Even the timing of every one of your trials has a purpose that holds eternal ramifications.
In Genesis, we read how Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. He became a servant in Potiphar’s household where he ultimately was falsely accused and put in prison. He languished there for years but God was with him the whole time. . While this young shepherd boy was suffering in prison, God was working out his plan to make him royalty! Joseph was eventually released and appointed second highest in all of Egypt. That was something that even Joseph could not have imagined as being possible in his dire circumstances. But God had the power to turn the injustice done to Joseph into a training ground that would make him a mighty leader who would save his people.
This message is for believers who are struggling right now in a painful situation that seems to have no end. You may feel that there is no solution and no one that can help you. That is a lie from the father of lies.
Jesus is the master of the wind and with a single word, he can calm the storm you are in. He is sovereign over all of creation and he knows how to resurrect the dreams you thought were dead. He can find purpose in everything that touches your life if you put your faith in him. He is never farther than you next prayer and he is waiting for you to call on him.
Dear Lord, I lift up all those who are reading this who need a touch from you. May your presence will be felt in their life as you give them the peace to know that they have nothing to fear for you are in control of all that comes against them. Most importantly, may they have your assurance to know that no matter what they are going through, your perfect plan will never fail. Amen