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Lockdown Diary Day 23: Incredible

1:29 AM


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Incredible


I decided to reflect on a random verse every day.

  • To help myself focus on God's magnificence and not on this pandemic.
  • To find encouragement when doubt and fear creep in.
  • To hear God's voice louder and clearer.
  • To remind myself that I worship a powerful, incredible God.
Today's verse is Jeremiah 32:17:

Dear God, my Master, You created earth and sky by Your great power---
by merely stretching out your arm! There is nothing you can't do.

Wow. Isn't that amazing?

God's incredible.

He created the earth and sky without tools. Just His words. 

And according to this verse, just by stretching out his arm. He didn't toil.

There is nothing my God cannot do!

When faced with difficulties, I get discouraged sometimes most of the time.

I am an over-thinker and a worrier.
I have a tendency to get too focused on the problem that even if it's just a molehill, it becomes a giant mountain.

And because of these negative thoughts, I project negative actions and react negatively to things.

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Luke 6:45

It's true what they say:

What you focus on grows.

What I do when I catch myself getting too engrossed in the issue or problem (in no particular order):

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Sometimes I do all these, other times just one or two. 

The problem doesn't go away instantly. COVID-19 is still here even after I practice these steps. 

But at least my perspective has changed. I feel lighter afterwards.

I remind myself of the times God has shown me how incredible He is and I instantly look at my problem as nothing my God cannot handle.

I think back to when I thought were impossible situations for me to get out of. Suddenly there's God showing me the door.

When life left me black and blue and I felt like I couldn't get up anymore, God lifted me up and carried me until I got my strength back to walk again.

  • There is no shortage of God's blessings. We just become short-sighted we couldn't see it.
  • God never stops being incredible. We just become incredulous.
  • God never loses His love for us. We just lose sight of how much we are loved.
There is nothing God cannot do. He is bigger than this virus. He is more powerful than this pandemic.

I keep repeating that to myself. More often now than I used to because of this crisis.

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Things to remember:

  • The same incredible God who parted the sea to free His people is the same God who will remove the obstacles along my way.
  • The same incredible God who healed the leper and raised the dead is also the God of my health.
  • The same incredible God who provided manna for His chosen people is choosing me every day and knows what I need before I even ask.
  • The same incredible hands that painted the skies with the perfect sunset colors that no artist can replicate are the same hands that intricately molded my body and designed my life.
  • The same incredible God who named all the stars above is the same God who called me by my name.
How amazing is that?!

I pray you find hope and peace in Him too. 
I pray you remember the times He turned things around and showed you how highly favored you are.
I pray you find strength and refuge under the shadow of the Almighty.

And I pray you know you are also incredible

For He made all the delicate, inner parts of your body and knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13)

Your turn

  • Do you keep a record of experiences when you felt God's incredible power?
  • Are you also an over-thinker? What do you do to stop worrying?

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  1. I tend to worry when things are uncertain and get out of control. I don't like the idea that I'm helpless and can't do anything.

    I turn to the verses that I've memorized by heart, like Psalm 77:19 (NLT): "Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!"

    Just when I thought I could do nothing, God is working for something good. God is paving a pathway so I could walk through the dry ground, and it's a pathway that only eyes of faith could see.

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