Many people today see God as inconsequential to their lives. Some have the thought of God as incapable of helping them in their plight. Others see Him as just plain lacking the ability or desire to …
Many people today see God as inconsequential to their lives. Some have the thought of God as incapable of helping them in their plight. Others see Him as just plain lacking the ability or desire to change the world they live in. All of these views seem to see God as just too small.
One of my roles as a pastor is to help people have an accurate view of God based on the Bible and I believe that means a true view of His majesty and greatness. People who have a small view of God are often blinded to his awesome attributes. The Bible says He knows everything, sees everything and lacks no authority or power. God is also sovereign, which means He is ultimately in charge and what He determines is the end of the book, is His choice. The cool thing is that He has written down His truth so we can measure our human experience against His words.
Here is an example: If I’m in a financial crisis, it often looks impossible for me to survive and I may feel like this is the third submersion of a drowning man. God steps in and says in the Bible that He is the one who gives us the power to achieve financial health (Deuteronomy
8:18). God also reminds us that He owns everything and blessing comes from Him, so trust in Him (Psalm 9:10). He tells us that if we trust Him we will prosper (Proverbs 28:25). Note that prosperity and wealth are not often truckloads of income, they may simply be the removal of loss and the gain of virtue. (Proverbs 21:21) Again, many people believe God is too small for their family crisis and so turn to mere human efforts to attempt to change their life, but most often find futility. However when God is huge in our perception, our problems begin to pale in comparison to Him.
Ever since I met Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at age 23, I’ve endeavored to see how grand God is. I search out the words in scripture that paint this awesome image for my mind. The Bible says that God holds the entire universe in the span of His hand (Isaiah 40). So, grow your view of God and your problems will shrink by comparison. In our crisis moments, God is not nervous, panicking or feeling anxiety, but rather He is the rock we can lean against. (Deuteronomy 32:4) One of the first steps in problem solving and crisis management is getting an accurate perspective of your situation. All things are possible, because God is Almighty!
Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings