Fear seems to be what is being propagated now-a-days. I was at Auto Zone and every man in there was wearing the mask required. This thought crossed my mind, “there is not a tool sold here that can fix what is broken in our lives and that has brought on the fear that grips us”.
I get it, we are in a situation that if we don’t comply we may not be able to purchase our batteries, our tools or the parts we need to fix what is broken. But can we step back and see that something else greater than our cars is broken.
Our world is broken. There is a hatred for God and Jesus that has spawned every other trouble we see today.
One of the greatest men that ever lived, the Apostle Paul, knew what it was to face his own troubled broken world
What gave him the power to step up? He wrote about it:
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20
To “understand the incredible greatness of God’s power” today, it can only be describes as the explosive power found in a stick of dynamite. But the stick of dynamite is no good unless you have a wick and a match to light it. And this is how too many people are living today. They have the “dynamite stick” in the way of their own strength and self-reliance but still lack the power to make changes in their lives.
When you “believe” in God and in His Son Jesus, you now have what is needed to experience this explosive power in your own life.
This “mighty power” renders defeated the power of Satan and sin over you! This power is what God gives you to face any battle and any difficult decision or action you are faced with.
What areas are broken in your life? What difficult decision is needed to be made by you? What difficult action is being required by God from you?
Father I come to you today and confess that I am powerless to change anything in my broken world. I realize that it is broken because I have failed to believe that what you have for me is so much greater and better. I receive your forgiveness, I receive your Son Jesus. Please help me to better understand how incredible you are and infuse me with your power to face what is so difficult in my life. In Jesus name I pray, amen.