I’ve seen some powerful events happen that I can begin to understand or explain. I can’t understand the power of a tornado, tsunami, hurricane or even a thunderstorm. I know that these are considered and “act of God”, but the power in these events is profound.
As I kid I remember thinking that my Dad and my Pappy were the strongest men in the world. Their hands were as tough as leather and their strength to lift things and move things was crazy. As I grew older, I realized that their strength was remarkable, but not unlimited.
As I read in the book of Job this morning, I was reminded of the awesome POWER of God. His power can’t be measured or managed. He alone controls His power. Check this out…
5 God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
6 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
7 So that everyone he has made may know his work,
he stops all people from their labor.
14 “Listen to this, Job;
stop and consider God’s wonders. (Job 37:5-7,14 NIV)
As I’m reminded of the amazing power of God, I was also reminded of His gentle presence in my life each day. He may have the power to destroy the earth, but His love directs His Power into incredible grace and mercy. The Lord has incredible restraint and poise. I stand in awe of His strong and gentle presence. He consoles me in my brokenness and He protects and defends me when I’m under attack.
When I actually stop and think of the all the good things the Lord has done for me and is doing now – I am humbled and speechless. I am so grateful for the blessing of God upon my life. I can’t begin to count all of the ways He’s blessed me, but the exercise of counting my blessings radically alters my perspective of His Presence and Power inside my heart.
I’m so thankful for His Gentle Presence in my heart today.