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Do You Believe in Jesus’ Power?

Jesus' PowerDo you believe in Jesus’ power? I don’t ask this question flippantly. I really want to know if you place your full faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Do you believe that all things are possible with God (Matt 19:26)? Can you begin to fathom the extent of Jesus’ power?

We live in turbulent, vitriol times. It would be hard to miss the massive corruption, dishonesty and incivility, originating from the halls of government, that permeate throughout our society as well. As human beings, we like to think that we are in charge. We don’t like anyone else trying to usurp the power that we think we possess. When someone tries to usurp our perceived power, times become even more turbulent and vitriol. It’s a vicious cycle. All the while, we lose focus on who really has the power – Jesus Christ!

I believe in Jesus’ Power!

I’ll admit, that I’ve been grappling with this internal tug-of-war. I want to place my full faith and trust in Jesus. But, there are days when I ask, “God, where are you? Where is Your Power? Why aren’t You doing something to right the egregious wrongs telecast on the television?

What I need to remember is that those in power, would not have that power if it wasn’t God’s will. I need to remember that God has a plan, “plans for our welfare, not for woe! Plans to give us a future full of hope” (Jer. 29:11). I need to give it my all, and trust in Jesus’ power and His plan. Yet, I am weak, and I fear for the travesty that has befallen us with those currently in power. So, I pray for faith and courage to withstand the morally relativistic storm. I pray for the Lord’s intercession, asking Jesus to let everyone know who’s really in charge. Please join me in prayer.

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4 Responses to Do You Believe in Jesus’ Power?

  • I trust Him, I have to. We just forget He gives people a free will and some just won’t listen, but He is working for those who believe. Last week I was asked to pray for a lady, she was in surgery. It went well and she’s already home, What I didn’t know that night, she had been given a 0% chance at life by two doctors. Really, I think she was expecting to go home and die, even the third doctor who did the operation only said 35%. God said differently. That was a miracle. That’s his healing power. God bless. Nice talking to you.

  • I surrender every morning my life to Jesus. What else can one do when one loves Him? I seek to believe even more strongly every day. I know He hears my prayers because things do get better. I am always His handmaid now. Like Mary, I say, be it done to me according to Thy Word.

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