Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva
“Oh, Lord GOD! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!”(Jeremiah 32:17, HCSB)
Has anything overtaken you in life lately that has made your head swell, your heart faint, and your faith stagger? Regardless of the seeming impossibility of your situation, I want you to do something so simple, yet so significant – go outside on a cloudless night, look up at the sky, and meditate on the LORD’s awesome power it displays!
One author shared that there are an estimated mind-boggling 50,000,000,000 galaxies in the universe. Our own Milky Way galaxy is so gigantic that it would take 1,000 lifetimes traveling at the speed of light to cross it one time. That’s 186,282 miles per second for 70,000 years (that’s 70,000 light years). Even a mathematician will probably find it hard to “do the math” in order to grasp the awesome power behind our universe! And then there remains, at least, an estimated 49,999,999,999 galaxies more!
Psalm 33:6 tells us that “The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.”
And as astounding as the astonishing numbers may be, the LORD “counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them” (Psalm 147:4).
Wait. Pause. Read that again. One more time. Let it sink into your mind and heart and soul. The LORD knows not only how many stars there are, He knows WHO they are.
Dear one, what is it that torments your mind with worry? What is it that troubles your heart with sorrow? What is it that tempts your faith with fear? Don’t you know that the LORD knows not only your situation, but also knows you all too well? Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted! (Matthew 10:30, also read Psalm 139)
Jeremiah 33:3 is the LORD’s open invitation to you: ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Today, turn on to God. Call upon Jesus (Acts 4:12). He has the Word of Life (John 6:68). He is the Word of Life (John 1:1-4). And when you allow God to move in your life, you will know that there is nothing impossible for you to face and handle, because there is nothing impossible with God (Luke 1:37) who is greatly at work within you. Yes, you can do everything through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).
The Lord Jesus Christ who was one with the Father and the Holy Spirit in creating all things, seen and unseen, is exhorting you: “Have faith in God! If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith” (Mark 11:22-24).
Do what the LORD wants, and He will give you your heart’s desire (Psalm 37:4). He will renew your life and lead you along the right path, for His name’s sake. And even when you go through the darkest valley, you will fear no danger for the LORD will be with you to protect and comfort you (Psalm 23:3-4).
Believe in the God who knows you. “Don’t be troubled. Believe in God, and believe in Me” (John 14:1).