As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 2 of Waiting on God, he focuses on God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. Dr. Stanley states that God’s omnipresence is comforting because we can be totally assured that we always are with God’s reach. Romans 8:38-39 reminds us that we never can be separated from God’s love. It doesn’t matter where we are or what may be threatening us.
Dr. Stanley observes that it is “even more accurate to say that everything is in the Lord’s presence.” This signifies that the Lord is where we cannot be, accomplishing what is of concern to us. We may have no earthly idea where the Lord is raising up an answer to our ministry downsizing or vocation loss- but He is. And the Lord is so intimately in tune with every aspect of our being that He is providing for our needs even before we’re aware of them.
The author also stresses that, during seasons of waiting, it is crucial to remember that God is omnipotent. He is all-powerful and stronger than any forces opposing us. Dr. Stanley explains:
“And because He is all-powerful, even the obstacles and trials in your life that seem to impede or thwart God’s plan are actually tools He uses to fulfill His purposes when you keep your focus on Him.”
Today’s question: How do God’s omnipresence and omnipotence comfort/strengthen you? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Perfect, unconditional love”