I have a friend who loves cartoons. One day, for an exhortation at church, he read from Deuteronomy 7:21. “Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.” And he began to describe a fearsome character, what he thought God would look like in a cartoon as a mighty terrible One. He would probably have legs that could crush Mount Everest to powder, hands that could turn the earth inside out, breath that would make a tornado and other powers that I cannot even begin to name.
Next he described himself as being so little yet going about with this fearsome character. He said all that would see them coming would hurriedly get out of the way and they that would normally bully him and look for his trouble would choose another day and time to trouble him. He ended his description with a very big and wide smile that said he was on top of the world and no one would dare lay a finger on him because of his mighty terrible One.
It is amazing what such a visualization could do to one’s faith especially in troubling times. It would keep you focused on God and His ability to save and to heal and to keep from harm. While others may be focused on the trouble or focused on their weaknesses, I ask you today to focus on the mightiness and the terribleness of our God in battle. He remains the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The I am and the Mighty Terrible One.
Imagine Him swooping in and taking control of that issue, that trouble, that challenge, that pain and that heartache. Imagine Him having the powers you need for that miracle right now. The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs in and finds safety. There is power in the name of Jesus.
As you launch into the new week, let nothing make you afraid. For His sheep shall no longer be afraid. Let faith rise up and let every mountain, every challenge and every situation that wants to make a mockery of you be subdued in Jesus name. Arise and rule in the midst of your enemies. You are more than a conqueror in Christ. Know and understand that the Lord is with you this week as a mighty terrible One.
Have a blessed week.