His power and Might

Yesterday was my 11 month anniversary of surrendering my life to Christ and the Lord has been incredibly faithful. Psalm 18 really sums up how Jesus rescued me.

Psalm 18:4-19: “The ropes of death wrapped around me; the torrents of destruction terrified me. The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears. Then the earth shook and quaked; the foundation of the mountains trembled; they shook because He burned with anger. Smoke rose from His nostrils, and consuming fire came from His mouth; coals were set ablaze by it. He parted the heavens and came down, a dark cloud beneath His feet. He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. He made darkness His hiding place, dark storm clouds His canopy around Him. From the radiance of His presence, His clouds swept onward with hail and blazing coals. The Lord thundered from heaven; the Most High projected His voice. He shot His arrows and scattered them; He hurled lightning bolts and routed them. The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out to a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.”

I never understood God’s power or even who really God was before January of last year. But in my deepest, darkest moment of my life, when all I wanted to do was die, God spoke to me through an atheist, and from that moment on I began to learn how powerful God really was. That the stories in the Bible were not just myths or fairy tales, but they were real God breathed, God power invoked stories. Over the past year, I’ve seen God take me from being on 3 different medications to being on none. I’ve seen Him restore my broken relationship with my family and them welcome me back in after fighting and rebelling against them and God for the last three years. I saw God, 5 minutes after I surrendered my life to Him on January 6th, call me into his ministry and tell me that His plan for me was to become a college pastor. I’ve seen my knees and back, that ached for 7 years, healed in a matter of seconds. I’ve seen friendships healed, people healed, and supernatural stuff happen all year. I’ve seen the Lord take me from depressed, confused, no confidence, to hope and purpose, joy and healing, His power and His might. And now my verse and praise to God for the last 11 months is:

“I love You, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:1-3)

Don’t forget the Lord’s power today. He is ready to help you in your distress. Cry out to Him today and wait for the Mighty Hand of God to come breaking through the heavens, and snatch you from the hand of your oppressors.

Have a blessed day ya’ll,
Joseph

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