Trust God’s Power and Ability

I observed all the work of God and concluded that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it, even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it. Ecclesiastes 8:17 HCSB

I remember visiting Southwestern Electric in Amarillo, Texas back in the 1980’s with a member of our church who worked there to view the computer room, then filled with gigantic computers. It was amazing, but I was even more amazed when a few years later I purchased a Commodore 128 computer for my home. At the time I was astonished at what it could do and believed it would have all of the capabilities my family would ever need. It had 128 kilobytes of memory. I am writing this devotional on an Apple computer that has 4 gigabytes of memory. That would be the equivalent to 4,194,304 kilobytes or 32,768 Commodore 128 computers. I do not completely understand how a computer works, but I am thankful for the ability to compose my devotions and send them out electronically each day.

Man will never fully understand the power and ability of God. It is beyond our comprehension or imagination. We do not have to completely understand God, but we must trust Him. God is in control and we do not have to worry about what is going to happen or why something happens. Just as we do not have to understand a computer to benefit from its power, we do not have to understand God’s ways to be able to tap into His awesome power and wisdom.

Challenge: The next time you use your computer, be reminded that God is more powerful and has more ability than any computer in the world. Our most powerful computer today would be like a Commodore 128 in comparison to the power and ability of God. Trust God with your life and direction. He knows what is best for you.

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