God Is Greater
“Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.” -- Psalm 145:3
In sports, we train for success. We train for achievement, for wins. We are not conditioned to accept failure or weakness. But throughout life, we are destined to fall short. We are unable to succeed in everything that we do. In sports, we practice to become the best, leaning on our own strength. In life, our own strength fails us time after time. What happens when we encounter trials and tribulations? What happens when we face circumstances that we never prepared ourselves for?
Have you ever been in the middle of a game, after weeks of practice, ready to face whatever comes your way, only to encounter an opponent that somehow runs a play that you never prepared for? You aren’t ready to face them, and weakness and insecurity overflow you. In life, we face the same thing. We prepare for success, and we ready ourselves to face challenges that come our way. But the world has a way of putting things in our path that we never prepared ourselves to overcome. That’s when we can see the greatness of God in full.
Life can be tough, but God is greater than our circumstances. He is the overcomer. He equips us and fights for us. He is all that we need in any situation that we face. He is our source of hope, confidence, strength, and He is faithful to bring us through whatever we find ourselves walking through!
When we slip up, grow weary or discouraged, and feel like we are believing the lies that the world is telling us, we can hold tight to the Word of God. We can be confident in knowing that God is faithful in His promises to us. There is nothing we will face that takes God by surprise.
We can use the Bible as our weapon to fight lies with the truth, to find hope and to stand strong. Satan may try to shake us, but God is greater. The world may try to discourage and take us down, but our God is GREATER. He is with us and for us. Remember Exodus 14:14 as you compete today: “The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”
- What is something that you are currently facing that you feel unprepared and inadequate for?
- How have you seen the Lord’s greatness throughout your life?
- What does the Lord say about our weakness and his strength?
Isaiah 40:29; Philippians 1:6, Isaiah 55:11
“Lord, thank You for being greater than my circumstances. I praise You for the work that You are doing in me and through me. I thank You that You are faithful to Your promises and that Your character is never changing. You are consistent and faithful. Thank You for seeing me through each moment and being my Redeemer, Savior, Father and Friend. I pray for more opportunities to glorify You and make You known this week. Amen.”