Thursday, December 29, 2005

God’s Power is our comfort

Chapter called “Discourse On the Power of God”

What can be too hard for Him who created heaven and earth?

God’s Power is always complemented by His perfect goodness and tempered by His infininte wisdom and Lovingkindness.

God’s Power comforts us during all our trouble and distresses. Hard times that fiercely subdue us are no match for His greater power to deliver us from our distress and move us cheerfully onward to His Kingdom. The Psalmist’s succor in his distress is ours: the Creative Power of God: “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Ps. 121:2).”

God’s Power is a comfort because He alone can guarantee all of His promises. Excellent men often can’t make good their promises because something unforeseen disrupts their honest plans. Loving intentions can make a promise, but power is necessary to perform it; and infinite power to guarantee it. No unexpected event can change His resolved decree, because to God alone, there is nothing unforeseen. His Great Power comforts us because nothing in this universe can oppose it.

We take comfort in God’s Power because no matter the condition of the church, God can all ways restore, empower, and make Her shine. What if the eaves of the Church shake under the underminings of hell? What if the church is pressed, distressed and divided? God’s Infinite Power can in a moment or a decade fortify His Bride to accomplish more than she can even imagine.

But perhaps our greatest comfort from God’s power is Jesus’s statement that “My Father is more powerful than all, and none is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hands.” (John 10:29) Our keeping is not in our own weak hands, but in the hands of the One who is All Mighty. God’s Power is resolved to guard our hearts as we are led via decree to His Kingdom. In all your fears of falling away, shelter yourselves in the knowledge that it is the unopposable power of God that carries you Home.

Oh what deep comfort there is in the Infinite, Sovereign Power of our Loving Creator.

No comments: