When our children were small, a short song often rang exuberantly from their lips . . . accompanied, of course, by the appropriate poses of a body builder!

Our God is so big. So strong and so mighty. There’s nothing our God cannot do . . . for you.

Do we as adults ever sing that song? Do we sing it in the good times, the marvelous chapters of life when all is well with our world? Perhaps . . . when we haven’t forgotten to pause and thank God in the midst of the goodness of life.

But do we ever sing it when all goes terribly wrong? When life events turn out in ways they weren’t supposed to? When death comes far too quickly? When people continue to suffer across the globe? When life doesn’t make any sense?

Or could we sing, will we believe the message of Chris Tomlin’s song, Our God?

Our God is greater, our God is stronger,
God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, awesome and power,
Our God, Our God… 

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?

What can stand against us . . . ?

In Romans 8:31-39, the Apostle Paul asks that same question: If God is for us, who {what} is against us? . . . Who shall separate us from the love of God? Shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or the sword? {for surely those things exist across our world.}

Paul had been there, in more ways than we can imagine. Yet he stood firm in Christ. And he exhorts us to do the same. To stand against whatever life throws at us, knowing we won’t stand alone. We’ll stand in the love and power of the risen Christ.

. . . in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life {and at times life can threaten to destroy us in more ways more than death could}, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Our God is big and strong and mighty.

Our God is greater, stronger, higher.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. And nothing in this life can change those truths.

Oh friend wherever you are, may our Savior be with you giving you strength for the journey.

And along the way, may you have cause to give witness with the Psalmist (66:16) to what our big God has done for your soul . . . .

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