Deuteronomy 3:1-5, 22; 20:1-4; 31:6; Joshua 1:9; 2 Chronicles 32:7-8; Psalm 3:1-6, 27:1-3; Isaiah 35:3-4, 41:10; John 14:27; 16:33; 1 John 4:18-19
Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
God is the most powerful being in all of the universe. There is nothing that is too hard for Him. God chose an unlikely hero to lead His people to victory. He chose Gideon, who was the least of his clan, yet God was strong and through Gideon, God defeated the Israelites’ enemy and gave them victory. God didn’t use the strength or might of Gideon or the Israelites. He gave His people victory through His own mighty strength and power and by doing so, He showed the Israelites that He is more powerful than even their fears.
God Is Powerful – God Gives Strength
God is more powerful than anyone or anything else in the universe. His power is the ability to do what He desires to do. God has a purpose, will accomplish it, and His purposes always bring Him glory. Since God is the source of all power, it means that He gives us strength. We need to do the things He calls us to do. Paul says in Philippians 4:13 that he can “do all things through Christ who gives him strength.” That means that we can do anything and endure anything that God calls us to because it is God Himself who is giving us His strength to do it.
Every child should know that:
God is more powerful than all things: than creation, than our fears, and than death
Every child should be able to:
Recognize that everything they see and everything they feel is under God’s power
Every child should feel:
Awe for how strong and powerful God is
Every child should want to:
Trust God with all of their fears