God Unlimited #4 – God Can Do Anything
Actually, God cannot do many things.
God cannot lie. God cannot break his promises. God cannot be tempted with evil. God cannot tempt people. God cannot learn. God cannot change. God cannot sin. God cannot fail. God cannot save those who refuse to obey him. God cannot make you love him. When we ask for forgiveness, God does not recall our sins.
God cannot do anything that would violate his own character.
So when we say, “God can do anything” – His power has no limit. He has no weakness. He has the ability to do anything. – We’re also saying that God’s power is never in conflict with his other qualities. God is not a ruthless, brutal dictator, for example.
In Psalm 139:13-16, David reflects on God’s creative power.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
God is deeply and personally concerned for every human life, even before birth. He made you the way he wanted you to be. He fashioned your inner person. He intricately wove you in a special way. He embroidered you with unique qualities. This means God has a purpose for your life.
You are incredibly made. Your eyes can distinguish between eight million different colors. Your ears can hear between 300,000 and 400,000 different tones. Every day your body produces one billion red blood cells.
Every day your heart beats 104,178 times. Your blood travels 171,000 miles. You breathe 23,172 times, inhaling 438 cubic feet of air. You move 752 major muscles and exercise 8,000,000 brain cells. You do this every day.
Our God who is all powerful in creating you is also always thinking about you.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you” (Psalm 139:17-18).
This overwhelms and comforts me. God is active in my life. He wants the best for me. He is thinking how to make me all he wants me to be. And he has the power to bring it all about.
Action Step: A heartfelt prayer: “Summon your power, God; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before” (Psalm 68:28).
~ Pastor Dave