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How Big is Your God?

Take a moment and think about what or who has you worried and stressed out right now. Now, take a sheet of paper and write down everything that came to your mind, and on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the greatest, rate each of those problems using the following questions: How hard is this problem? How big is this problem? How powerful or strong is this problem? How intimidating is this problem?

Now, put the paper down and let me tell you about the children of Israel and a King named Og.

Numbers 21:33-35 & Deuteronomy 3:1-11

King Og was one of the remnants of the giants from the bible. He was a strong and powerful King. The bible says his bed was made of iron and was over 13 feet long and 6 feet wide. He had a powerful army and was in command of 60 fortified cities! He was bold, daring, and, I’m sure, very intimidating, and he came up to fight against Moses and the children of Israel.

I can only imagine how the children of Israel must’ve felt to be challenged by such a powerful King and army, but notice the very first thing God tells Moses: “Fear him not. I have delivered him into your hand…” Now, I’m not sure what went through Moses’ mind, but I can just imagine him saying “But Lord, look at how big this guy’s bed is. It’s huge and he’s huge! And look at his army! I’m no match for this!” Then I imagine the Lord replying: “And!? So What!? My footstool is the earth, so imagine how big MY bed must be!?” (Isaiah 66:1)

But no matter what Moses felt or said, it’s what he did that counted. He trusted and obeyed God. And guess what? He defeated King Og & all of his fortified cities and possessed the land.

You may feel the same way about those problems you rated earlier, but God wants you to know that you don’t have to be afraid. God wants to give you victory over your enemies and your problems, but first, you must believe that he is able to help you. Second, you must trust Him to help you. Third, you must take the steps that he shows you.

The children of Israel faced a big problem – just like you’re facing now. They hardly stood a chance, but they won because God fought for them. God can help His people regardless of the problems they face. No matter how insurmountable the obstacle may seem, remember that God is sovereign & He will keep His promises. So stop telling God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big your God is.

Now, one last thing before you go, get that sheet of paper back out and write the following as big as you can: BUT MY GOD IS GREATER! BUT MY GOD IS BIGGER! BUT MY GOD IS STRONGER! BUT MY GOD IS MORE POWERFUL! And anytime you start to feel scared, intimidated, or worried about that problem – remember it doesn’t matter how big or strong you are, what matters is whether or not you’re on God’s side, and if you’re on His side, He’ll fight for you. Now go in victory!