May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:23
Have you ever felt powerless? I have. There have been situations or events way out of my control. I felt trapped in a downward spiral because of the inability to determine the outcome. This is true of numerous matters life will dispense: illness, death, job loss, tragedy, . . . In some of my life experiences, I longed for superpowers! (Yes, I am a Marvel fan.) I’ll admit, there were times that an “incredible Genna” would have come in handy although bright green is not in my color pallet.
God’s refinement has supplied the realization that I don’t have to be Wonder Woman to exhibit supernatural capabilities. I only need to TRUST in Him. The world may see it as denial of a psychological need, but strength comes when I impart control to God. Faith, trust, and belief in the Lord releases a heavenly force capable of doing much more than humanly possible. For me, it is a life process of walking alongside the trinity in full surrender and allowing the outcome to fulfill God’s plan. It is never effortless for me and I often find myself in the driver’s seat again.
Trust turns powerless into supernatural strength where miracles happen and outcomes glorify the Father. Surprisingly, it turns my fear into confidence, hate into love, failure into success, misery into joy, and the list continues. One example is when someone suggested I ask the Lord to give me His love for someone who I had little compassion for at the time. It was a choice to deny my human thoughts and unforgiveness. After I finally took the advice, I cannot express the overwhelming love I had for this person. There was total grace and supernatural love flowing from a source I could not explain. Power to love when the world said hate. My vision of the person was transformed. My Wonderful Super God was at work in me and through me. The Holy Spirit was leading me to fully extend God’s grace and goodness to His child who He loved dearly.
Tap into the almighty power of God. Trust in Him. Find a sufficient amount of power by having faith in Jesus Christ. In all of our ways, may we glorify the Father.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; 2 Corinthians 9:8
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Ephesians 3:20
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 4:11