Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. (Ps. 114:7)
NOTHING DEMONSTRATES GOD’S SOVEREIGN authority quite like our physical world. Scientists are fascinated with the laws of nature, discovering intricacy and order in the created world. Poets are captivated with the beauty of the universe, musing on the minutiae of a flower, a starlit sky, or an angelic face. The wise are filled with respect, fearing natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, or volcanoes. But only one controls it. Throughout history, God’s complete and perfect sovereignty has been demonstrated time and time again in the most palpable way—by miraculously transcending the physical to reveal the spiritual.
In the presence of God, seas part, mountains leap, the earth trembles, and impenetrable rocks turn to pools of water. Time and time again, God has used the physical world to remind his people of his complete authority over our lives. He is in control. We can trust him, and his plans always prevail. Not only should we be in awe of the great and mighty power that is our God, but also, his strength and power should reassure us, pointing us toward his ability to move mightily in our lives.
The physical manifestations of God’s power and authority over the world are indicative of his strength. The God who moves mountains is the God who transforms hearts, minds, and souls.
Rest assured that God can handle any problem you may be facing.
Dalene Fisher, a wife of twenty-five years and mother of four, is an assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
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