Wednesday, July 11, 2012

God With Power

"See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power,
and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him."
Isaiah 40:10

Cars come with tires.
Burgers come with fries.
The Sovereign LORD comes with power.

We can't imagine a car at the dealership without tires.
It's near impossible to imagine McDonald's announcing they've discontinued the sale of french fries with their hamburgers.  But, we really struggle sometimes to remember that the Sovereign LORD comes with power, all the power we'll ever need.

In the midst of a trying moment, when hope seems lost, when life feels like a lost cause, we need to see the LORD for who He really is.  Twice, Isaiah makes the appeal, "See!"  That is because our worry and anxiety is never a result of God's absence; our eyes have drifted.  Peter was walking on water until he saw the winds and the waves.

At Broadway, I pray that we can heed these words from Hebrews 12, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." The prescription from scripture for the weary soul is a good look at Jesus.  To borrow a line from a popular contemporary Christian song by Misty Edwards, "He's not a baby in a manger anymore.  He's not a broken man on the cross.  He didn't stay in the grave, and He's not staying in Heaven forever.  People get ready."  This is the best news of all: This God With Power is determined to be God With Us.


  1. In the last couple of weeks I have really "seen" God in action, as he directed my career and my coming year in His direction, not the one I thought was right. He was working it all along, I can see now, but my eyes were not focused on anything other than my own wants. Thank the good Lord that His ways prevail!!
    Thanks for this blog--it is a blessing!
    Robbi Crumpler