(Meditating on Psalm 46)
A great antidote to doubt and ebbing faith? Recall all the wondrous works of God in your life! The God we serve is not an impotent God but an omnipotent God! A God who works miracles beyond our finite minds can ever imagine! We only need to believe that He can do it (Mat. 9:28) and trust that whatever we earnestly pray for according to His will, He will bring it to pass.
Hearts that were torn, a family that was painfully rent, and lives that didn’t know how to mend – all these the Lord had mercifully healed and restored. A sick body that wouldn’t live long without medical intervention according to a specialist, but the Lord Jesus heals miraculously and prolongs life without any intervention except unceasing, concerted, faith-filled prayers.
A chemicals family business which was put up and formerly managed by a chemical engineer but is now capably and successfully managed by a mechanical engineer whose career-long experience was in the food industry, just because God is the one who gives wisdom and strength and even if it seems improbable to the human mind, with God nothing is impossible. God gives and takes away and when He puts someone where He wants him/her to be, He also will supply everything that’s needed for His plan to prosper. Yes, even the peace that floods one’s being after one has humbly surrendered to His will.
For God wants us to truly rely on, and trust in, Him and not on our own resources, strength or wisdom. When there is nothing more to hold on to but the knowledge – His powerful, living, Word – that He is a God who can, then He will begin to do wondrous and marvelous works!
And our God, He never ceases to amaze as He continues to show His unequalled power and unending mercy in this trove of living testimonies which treasures are just a fraction of a vast “gold mine”, for they cannot be written everyone.
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah (Psalm 46:1-3)
Be still, therefore, O my soul, and know that He is God!