“My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do!”
It’s a song we are teaching Jacob at the moment. With short, catchy, repeating phrases, it’s an easy song for a child of his age to learn, plus the actions are fun too. He loves making those big strong muscle arms!
For children, it’s easy for them to imagine that their God is so big and so mighty. They hear bible stories about how God divided the Red Sea, gave David the ability to fell a giant with a small pebble and then the stories of Jesus… wow! He rose people from the dead, fed the 5000 and made blind people see!
Why then do we seem to lose the wonder of just how big and mighty God is when we are older?
Is it the busyness of life? Do we get distracted with everything else and then leave little time for God in our hopes and dreams?
Do we become pessimistic because of all the hardship and trials we go through or see others go through?
Why do our prayers become small and based on what we could do, not on what God is able to do?
How come we are quick to forget his promises?
It’s all in his Word when we go looking for it!
He promises to fight for us. Exodus 14:14
He promises us a new land. Exodus 20:12
He promises strength to the weary. Isaiah 40:29
He promises to renew our strength. Isaiah 40:31
He promises to uphold us. Isaiah 41:10
He promises to help us. Isaiah 41:13
He promises us unfailing love that will change. Isaiah 54:10
He promises us wisdom when we ask it of him. James 1:5
He promises to protect us from the devil. James 4:7
He promises to forgive our sins if we confess them. 1 John 1:9
He promises to heal our land if we humble ourselves before him. 2 Chronicles 7:14
He promises to never leave us. Deuteronomy 31:8
He promises to prosper us, and give us things to look forward to. Jeremiah 29:11
He promises us eternal life if we believe in him. John 3:16
He promises wrath and judgement to those who reject him. John 3:36
He promises us spiritual freedom. John 8:36
He promises to give us all things we ask of him in prayer. Mark 11:24
He promises to be with us wherever we go. Joshua 1:9
He promises to meet all our needs. Philippians 4:19
He promises to guide us through dark valleys. Psalm 23:4
He promises to be the stronghold of our lives. Psalm 27:1
He promises to never forsake those who love him and call on him in faith. Revelation 3:5
He promises to work even the horrible things in our lives to good. Romans 8:28
He promises to fill us with peace when we are anxious. Philippians 4:6-7
He promises to make our paths straight when we learn to depend on him. Proverbs 3:5-6
He promises to raise up the sick and make them well, either in this life or the next. James 5:14-15
These things need to be our prayers. And our prayers need to be as Big and as Mighty as our Lord and Father.
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” John 14:13-16
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
If there is something that you are struggling with, do a search in your bible for that topic. Read that passage and pray to God about it.
Our priority needs to be opening his word and praying to our Father in Heaven.