Pure Power

In Daily Devotional by Kirk Giles

Theme of the Week: The God Who Is There

Bible Verse: “Look, I am the Lord, the God over every creature. Is anything too difficult for me?” Jeremiah 32:27

Scripture Reading: Psalm 66:1-7

When COVID-19 began to consume our lives, most of us immediately realized how we truly have no control. Despite our advances in medicine and technology, nothing could stop this virus from becoming a pandemic and shutting down virtually the entire world. Stop and think about that for a minute. When was the last time something shut down almost every nation in the world? We were powerless.

There is something about having power that makes us feel secure. But then there are moments when we realize the power we thought we had was simply a mirage, and then we feel dazed and confused.

The Bible describes God as being all-powerful – or omnipotent. Job describes him as the one “who can do anything” and that no plan of God’s can be thwarted (Job 42:2). Psalm 66:7 says that God “rules forever by his might.” Countless other passages reinforce this truth about who God is.

Sometimes, we don’t believe we see God’s power right now, and we forget how powerful he really is. When you lose sight of the power of God, the Bible invites us to look back at his awe-inspiring acts for humanity in the past (Psalm 66:5). Sometimes, we look at the environment around us and wonder where God’s power is when the nations seem to be falling apart. Psalm 66:7 tells us that he is still ruling and is keeping his eye on the nations. Then we experience the moments where it appears there are people rebellious to God who seem to have all the power. In Psalm 66:7, those same people are given a warning to remember their place and not exalt themselves as being all that powerful.


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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.
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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.