Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty. (Ps. 93:4)
THE FIRST THING we must understand about God is that He is bigger than we can understand. He uses the world He created to point, not only to His existence, but also to His great might and power. This could make God seem unknowable. But it is God’s desire to be in a relationship with us; we are drawn to find out new things about Him daily. He constantly reveals himself through creation. Problems and difficulties are a part of life. Realizing that God is mightier than anything this world has to offer gives us a solid foundation. We must remember that, in the suffering, God promises peace. He can promise peace because He is above the chaos. You may not have all the answers, you may not know exactly how things will work out, but you can know that God is above all things.
If you’ve ever stood on the shore and stared out into the ocean, you still would not comprehend how vast or how deep the waters truly are. God sits high above the ocean and cannot be moved or shaken by the ocean’s massive power, because He is stronger and mightier. If God is bigger than the storms of the ocean, then that means He is bigger than the storms in our lives. How great is it that we have a God whose character and resolve will not be swayed? How great is it that we have a refuge that is stronger, mightier, and bigger than anything we will face here on earth? This is how big God is. This is how strong God is. Yet He chooses to call us His children. That is the kind of heavenly Father I want watching over me.
In the midst of the storm, remember God is far greater and will see you through.
Scott Simmons is the author of the youth discipleship series iFollow (Wesleyan Publishing House) and the youth ministry movement director for The Wesleyan Church.