“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding” (Job 37:5). “O Lord God Almighty, who is like You? You are mighty, O Lord, and Your faithfulness surrounds You” (Psalm 89:8).
I recently enjoyed a day that I will treasure forever.
We live in an area full of waterfalls. Because of my back and fibro issues, I am not able to see many of them. But on this day, thanks to God, my husband, a hiking stick, and pain medicine, I made it.
There was a succession of six waterfalls on this trail. The trail itself was lovely although challenging. The mountain laurel was in full bloom, and falling petals carpeted our way.
Parts of the river contained huge boulders, and the water surged around them and over them into beautiful and powerful falls. But the water between each falls, although filled with smaller rocks, was fairly calm.
We were the only people there and were able to get very close to several of the falls. I was able to sit on the rocks for a while, listening to the roar and watching the swirling water. As I did, I thought about my life with God.
Sometimes my life is relatively peaceful. The small rocks of difficulties and annoyances aren’t too difficult to handle. God’s waters gently flow over them, nudging me along.
Other times I am faced with huge boulders of pain and suffering, which seem impossible to navigate. Just as the most powerful sections of the falls were the ones flowing over the largest boulders, so the bigger my problems, the more God pours His power and strength over them, moving me through and around them.
God’s power is strongest when I need it most.
Those waterfalls were a spectacular word picture from God, reminding me that no pain or suffering is too big for His mighty power to handle.
I thank God for the beauty of His creation, and how He uses it to speak to me, if I will look and listen.
Prayer: O Lord God, I praise You for Your creation and how it displays Your great beauty and power. Thank You that there is no pain or problem in my life that is too great for Your mighty waters of strength to carry me through. Help me always to be listening and looking for the ways that You reveal Yourself to me. Amen.
About the author:
Bronlynn Spindler lives in North Carolina and is blessed to have the support and encouragement of a wonderful husband, three daughters, and their husbands. God’s grace and strength have brought her through thyroid cancer and continue to sustain her through ongoing back pain, depression, headaches, multiple sensitivities, and fibromyalgia. You may view her blog of devotionals at http://www.aplaceofsprings57.blogspot.com.
What boulders do you have in your life right now? How is God showing His power in bringing you through them?
This is a song about how all of creation bow downs to God, the creator of all. This is “At Your Name” with Phil Wickham. As your eye is drawn to the beauty around you, take a moment to thank God the reminders of His power all around you. -Lisa