The word “omnipotent” means “all-powerful.” When this word is applied to the character of God, it means that He is the one who orchestrates the entire universe. It means exactly what it says—that He is powerful over everything. We come to this conclusion from the Bible, and from the ways in which we see God at work in our own lives. We can find reassurance in the fact that God is in control of everything that happens throughout all of time.
While we can take comfort in this, it is also hard for our human minds to understand fully. It’s a concept that can be almost frightening in its greatness. To imagine a being that is in charge of the entire world is impossible for our small minds to comprehend.
In order to really grasp the idea that God is in control, we must look at the daily instances where God is at work in our lives.
Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the rules of the universe and how it came to be. This has sparked countless debates about human existence, all of which sometimes shed more light on humanity than they do on who God is. But the Bible shows us the qualities and character of God.
When we consider God to be omnipotent, it might be easier to understand that God has power over things that are out of our control. This includes the weather or tragedies that seemingly come out of nowhere. If we believe that God is in control, then we give these phenomena over to Him. However, it can be harder to understand that He is also in charge of the circumstances in our own lives. We often think that we can orchestrate our lives how we want them to be, but the truth is that we need God.
In order to really grasp the idea that God is in control, we must look at the daily instances where God is at work in our lives. Next time you are amazed by a coincidence, or you can see evidence of a place where God has created something good out of a bad situation, take note. He isn’t only in control of the wind and the waves. He is also at work in your life.
This doesn’t mean that we are off the hook, or that He will simply make everything work out well for us. We have to trust Him each day, seek His will and follow what we believe His plan is for our lives.
When we see how God has control over even the smallest of details, we can start to see how He is in control of everything.