How do you put into words who God is?
How can one sum up in 400 words or less what that one word—God—
encompasses much less when the second word—Mighty—is added to it.
I prayed that God, my Mighty God, would open my eyes to what that means.
Quickly, many Bible stories came to mind.
Elijah defeated 400 prophets of Baal, when he called on our Mighty God.
Moses watched the Red Sea part, when he called on our Mighty God.
Lazarus was raised from the dead by a word from our Mighty God.
The stormy seas were calmed when our Mighty God simply said, “Peace, be still.”
The heavens and earth and all of creation was designed and brought into being by our Mighty God.
Joshua led the people into the Promised Land, through the parted waters of the Jordan River, because our Mighty God prepared the way.
But the one story, which came to my mind over and over, is the story of Elisha and his servant.
Elisha was experiencing great persecution. The evil king was intent on capturing and killing him. The army of the king arrived at night and surrounded the city where he was staying.
The next morning, when Elisha’s servant got up and saw a whole army with horses and chariots surrounding the city, he was terrified. He ran to Elisha, told him the news and said, “Oh, Elisha, what shall we do?”
Elisha replied, “Don’t be afraid! Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.’”
Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of heavenly hosts with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Even though the servant could not see it at first, our Mighty God had sent his angels to protect them and was there all along.
Today, as I prayed that God would open my eyes to what that means, I expected a miraculous answer. I have, after all, seen God do miraculous things in my life. I have a particular need, a particular request that I want Him to answer right away.
I really expected Him to show up and show out, so I could write down His mighty answer. But, as of this moment, I still don’t have the answer.
But maybe that is the answer.
Do I trust Him as Mighty God, even when I don’t yet see the mountains move?
Do I know and believe and love who He is, no matter whether He does what I want Him to do?
Do I trust that He is working mightily in my life, even if I can’t see it or feel it?
Today, let’s choose to believe—to know—that He is Mighty God
in each of our lives,
in our families,
in our communities,
in this crazy world.
He is Mighty God. May our eyes be open to see this truth.