Diane Epling

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Feeling the Awesomeness of God

Diane Epling


Do you get up in the morning and still feel the incredible awesomeness of God? I ask this question because many of us let our personal struggles, feelings, and emotions dictate how we see God. When we are filled with anxiety or overcome with worry, we see God as one who has failed us. We wonder why God isn’t listening to our cries. When we are overcome with grief or depression, we feel God doesn’t really care about us or else why would He have abandoned us? Nothing could be further from the truth. God is the God of love. He is the God of peace, continually intervening in our lives to bring us peace and joy. It isn’t God who wreaks havoc in our lives, that’s on us. 

God gave us choices, but there are consequences to the choices we make. God won’t force us to move forward if we choose to wallow in self-pity or wander in the wilderness. He’ll show us a light in the darkness, but we must follow it to a promising future. The longer we stay in the darkness, the more familiar and comfortable it becomes. Stay there long enough, and God’s awesomeness is forgotten. Instead of thriving in God’s light, we focus on how to survive one more day in the darkness. We soon feel distant from God and forget how we once woke each day feeling His awesome power and the strength of our joy in His loving presence.

There is much to be said about lifting up our brothers and sisters in prayer, about edifying the body by sharing God’s revelations in our lives. We can never be too shy or proud to share the awesomeness of God. I’ve seen leaders brought to their knees as the Holy Spirit moves through the congregation as a humble servant who testifies of God’s miracles. I’ve shared the tears of ones whose lives have been forever altered by the awesomeness of God’s grace and mercy. 

My prayer for you today is that you experience the wondrous awesomeness of God. I pray that you too would lift up your loved ones who have lost their way and help them to recommit their lives to our awesome God. When you have truly been struck by God’s awesomeness, you can’t help but share it. The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 10:17 NIV; For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.

Think about this for a minute. Our God is over all things—all people. No matter your position in life, your wealth, your beauty or intelligence, our God in all His awesomeness shows no favoritism. From the weakest to the strongest, from the most beautiful to the most homely, and from the richest to the poorest, God shows no partiality. He waits to pour forth His grace and mercy equally upon all who know the awesomeness of His love.

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1 Chronicles 29:11 • Psalm 147:5
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.