Wondrous Things – Psalm 72:18

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous things”

Psalm 72:18

Our God does wondrous things. Yesterday, we focused on His glory, His worthiness to receive our all and our praise.

Today, I want to focus on His power. Because our God is glorious and He is powerful, and nothing can stop what He wants to accomplish. And our great God does great things.

In Ephesians 1:17-23, Paul writes out his prayer that God would enlighten the hearts of believers to know the hope to which He has called us, the riches of our glorious inheritance, and “the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.”

This is our God whose immeasurably great power is working in, through, and for us.

How often do I struggle to believe that He truly does wondrous things, as I’m praying for things that seem impossible or at least somewhat unlikely?

Let us take heart. May our hearts be revived as we reflect on God’s great power toward us. May we hope with joyful expectation. Going forward not with fear or uncertainty, but with joy because we are certain of who our God is.

Our God of the impossible (Luke 1:37).

Our God who goes before us and shatters doors of bronze (Isaiah 45:2-3). Our God who breaks chains and sends out His word to heal (Psalm 107:14,20).

May we believe it today.

May we bolster our faith and pray big prayers and watch expectantly for God to break through in glorious power and amazing, personal, intricate detail and care.

And may we take note, so that we can declare confidently – to ourselves and all those around us – “that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever” (Psalm 48:12-14).

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.” (Luke 1:46-49)

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