There are evil and bad actors disrupting nations around the world right now. And history has been filled with these terrifying forces – from ancient empires like Assyria and Babylon to modern day terrorists and nuclear-armed superpowers and many in between. There have been times when lesser rulers cowered in fear at the news of invading armies. But no matter how many conquerors virtually deify themselves through their conquests, all are subject to God’s overarching purposes. In fact, according to His Word, He laughs at their impotence. His enemies are never a match for Him.
“The One enthroned in heaven laughs; The Lord scoffs at them.” (Psalm 2:4)
We too have enemy forces against us, don’t we? And we would like to be able to laugh at them like God laughs at His. The problem is that we’re small and our opposition seem large. Yes, our obstacles at times may seem insurmountable, our circumstances may seem stubborn, and the people who stand in the way of God’s purposes in our lives seem immovable. We who have God on our side have the ability to laugh with Him at the smallness of our obstacles. But when we face adversity, we get intimidated easily, don’t we? We say, “It’s bigger than us.” Like the wilderness wanderers who wondered if they could take the Promised Land, and like Saul’s army who was paralyzed by Goliath’s taunts, our obstacles deceive us and seem to grow larger, and our God seems to become smaller.
But this is the opposite of faith, isn’t it? Whatever we focus on usually grows larger in our own minds, and that’s a problem when we gaze at our problems. That only produces fear, huh? Instead, we need to gaze at God, meditate on His Word, and allow our faith in Him to grow. And just as important, we need to realize that He is actually on our side, just as we had hoped. Not only is He infinitely larger than any obstacle or adversity we face, He is faithfully with us and is always working on our behalf. He is as invested in our journey with Him as we are.
What does that mean for us? It means when we see or face an obstacle or enemy, it is minuscule compared to God. And that is good, good news. It is always minuscule to His greatness in and around us. Yes, greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world. Agree? Therefore, We Can Laugh. Just Like He Does.
Have a fearless weekend. Make it better by worshiping The Lord with those who recognize His Sovereignty in their lives, in the world, and who rest secure in Him, and Him alone.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)