Today the Lord is saying to His Body, “Be encouraged! Be NOT afraid! I AM that I AM. I have not forgotten you. I know the plans I have for you; they are for good and not for evil, they are for hope and an expected end!” Jer 29:11
But if you are like I am, you look around and you wonder how on earth can this be? How can I see what I see out there and not be discouraged…concerned…even fearful?
Well, here is how. You can take the word of the Lord Most High and remember what He says. He has promised us…grace, mercy, protection, provision…and more!
Remember What He Says!
He has promised to walk with us through the storms (and there are storms out there right now for sure!) He has promised to Love us eternally and He is not a man that He can lie.
So, why are we afraid? Why do we feel so helpless? One reason is that we really do not understand just how ‘big’ our God is?! I mean BIG! Overreaching, all-encompassing, BIG! We know of the words used to describe Him – omniscience, omnipresent, and omnipotent. But those are just words. BIG is more easily understood in our day to day lives. BIG and LOVING and ALL-ENCOMPASSING! AND ALL POWERFUL! THOSE ARE WORDS that might stir us to a better understanding of who He is. Who He really is!
Come Closer in the Spirit
There is NO Way we can fully understand Him. NONE. But we can read His word and we can spend time in His presence, and we can worship Him. These are ways to come closer by the Spirit and ways that the Holy Spirit uses to speak to us! BIG! ENORMOUS EVEN! HUGE! ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE! BIG!
The Word is full of examples of His ALL encompassing Power and Authority, but we must read it and spend time in it to let it sink in. Below are a couple of my favorite scriptures for you to ponder.
He is BIG..THEIR PLANS ARE PUNY~
As you look at our nation and the world today, and you think there is no way it will be okay, I ask you to remember these words from Psalm 2:4 – But God in heaven merely laughs! He is amused by all their puny plans! YES! The plans of the enemy and the folks he uses are puny to God. They look bad to us, but they are puny to an all-knowing, all-loving Creator God! I am telling you today! BIG! HE IS SOOOOO BIG! Do not spend one more minute in fear or hopelessness! Praise Him. Thank Him. He is laughing at the enemy’s plans! And HE HAS ALREADY WON! BIG!
Psalm 2:4 – Living Bible – But God in heaven merely laughs! He is amused by all their puny plans.
Psalm 2:4 – The Voice – At first, the Power of heaven laughs at their silliness. The Eternal mocks their ignorant selfishness.
Psalm 37:13 – The Voice – But oh, how the Lord laughs at him! He knows the wicked man will get him; the day is coming.
Dr. MaryAnn Robertson
Founder High Place Ministries