When I was a new Christian we sang a Sunday School song that goes like this: “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do.”
It’s a simple song. But it taught us new Christians a great lesson. We used to sing it over and over again. So we got the point!
Our God is so strong and so mighty!
The Bible is full of stories showing how powerful and strong He is.
But sometimes we are faced with challenges in our lives that make us waver, make us unsure, make us question. Is He big enough to handle this??
But our God is bigger and stronger than any challenge we could face. Our God is so mighty and faithful.
David wrote Psalm 27 when he was in the middle of real battle. And he’s wavering. One minute he’s strong and courageous and he next he’s crying.
Verses 4 and 14 are the key verses in the Psalm.
Verse 4 says:
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.
Verse 14 says:
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
This is where we need to focus. This is where we need to resolve to be. We need to let our feelings of fear pass and just dwell in the house of the Lord and encourage our hearts. —-MY God is so big.... Take courage. Wait for the Lord. He’s got this!
My office used to be in a two story building. The building was built into the side of a hill and the entrance to the office was at the top of the hill. So when you walked into the office from the parking lot you were on the second floor. You walked downstairs to get to the ground floor, or what I always called, the Basement. We used the Basement for storage mostly.
One day I arrived at my office. There were two key locks to open the front door. My arms were full of things. I got inside and locked the two locks with the keys and turned around to head to my desk.
Just as I turned, I heard a noise.
Now, what happened next I am not very proud of. And why I thought what I thought, I have no idea. But, I was instantly convinced that the noise I heard was an alligator in the Basement. In my mind’s eye, I saw him turn his head and look up when he heard me open the door.
I stopped momentarily. Then, I ran the few steps back to the door, arms still filled with books and papers, I got out my keys. With my hands shaking, I managed to open the two locks, just as I heard what I was sure was the alligator’s nails scratching the floor as he began to climb the stairs, ready to eat me.
I got outside, slammed the door, locked the two locks, ran down the steps, unlocked my car, threw my things inside, got in, started the car and put it in reverse and turned to back out of the driveway before I became his breakfast!
And then I thought —- How did an alligator get in the Basement?
Suddenly I stopped and thought that an alligator couldn’t possibly be in the basement. He wasn’t really climbing the stairs.
I turned off the car, gathered my things, and went back inside.
I got up enough courage to even walk downstairs and look for signs of an alligator.
He wasn’t there.
My fear of the alligator proved to be false. There was no substance to my fear.
God has reminded me again and again of the fact that all of the devil’s devices are lies and illusions.
But My God is so big, so strong and so mighty! There’s nothing my God cannot do.
Eph 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We cannot fight our battles with our physical strength. It isn’t our physical strength, mental strength, or our will power that will stand against the enemy. It is our faith.
If we were fighting a physical battle we would begin exercising our muscles so that they would be big and strong so we could fight our enemy. But if we fight with our faith, we should put some effort into developing our faith. We need to learn how to stand and fight our battles in faith and by faith. Not in the flesh.
Do you know how you will know if you are in faith and not flesh? You will see the fruit of the spirit - love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.
Psalm 3 says,
“Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.”
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people.”
The English word sustain comes from two Latin words. The first means ‘under’. The second means ‘to hold or embrace’. This is what God does for me:
1. He keeps me.
2. He supples all my needs.
3. He provides for me.
4. He supports me.
5. He carries my weights and burdens.
6. He strengthens me.
7. He encourages me.
8. He comforts me.
9. He endured hardship on my account.
10. He experienced suffering and was injured for me.
11. He upholds me.
12. He approves of me.
Who is my God?
1. He is my life - Acts 17:28 In him I live and move and have my being.
2. He supplies all my needs. - Philippians 4:19 My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
3. He carries my burdens - Matthew 11:30 His yoke is easy; his burden is light.
4. He gives me strength - 2 Cor. 12:9 His grace is sufficient for me and my strength is made perfect in weakness.
5. He endured hardship for me - Heb. 12:2 Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross.
6. He suffered injury for me. - Is. n53.5 He was wounded for my transgressions. He was bruised for my iniquities.
7. His right hand upholds me - Ps. 18:35 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand has held me up.
8. He has made me righteous - 2 Cor 5:21 For he that made him to be sin for me, who knew no sin; that I might be made the righteousness of God in him.
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do!
I am in God’s hands. He loves me. He takes care of me. He protects me. He lifts me up.
As you face the challenges in your life, remember, your God is so big, so strong, and so mighty. There’s nothing your God cannot do!