When I’m going through something difficult—whether it be a period of anxiety, worry about a particular situation, or a global pandemic—I find it deeply reassuring to reflect upon the character of our God.
He is bigger than our situation. He is bigger than our perspective. And he is bigger than our senses. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
Job acknowledged as much when he said to God, “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
During a talk at The Gospel Coalition’s national conference, Bryan Chapell stated: “We are not the first generation to need a God greater than our senses.”
He pointed out that the Thirty Years War claimed the lives of eight million people. The black plaque killed twenty-five million. In the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, 30,000 Christians were murdered in a single night!
Your problems may be big. But God is bigger. Your problems may not be good. But God can bring good out of them.
Stand firm. Trust a great big God. Follow him through the fog.
“We are not the first generation to need a God greater than our senses.”
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.