2 Samuel 22:33 (KJV) 33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
God is the unseen power behind our godly changes.
Many of us can change. But God is the real power behind any genuine and lasting positive or godly changes in us. Some may contend that people can change through their will power. Sure; we may have noticed unbelievers who have experienced awesome changes. Some changes may have had lasted. Conclusion: changes can be possible without God. Yes. That’s what the devil wants us to believe. That’s why he leaves others with the appearance of seeming success. That’s until the devil decides to test us above our power to will.
The devil knows our weaknesses. He can wisely predict how much temptations we can handle before we cave in. Our power against his, we’re no match. That’s why we need God to experience victory over him. The devil’s power against God’s power, God is the no-sweat winner – all the time. It doesn’t matter if the devil knows how much we can take – what our limit is, our dependence is on God; His power has no limits – big problem for the devil.
But believers still fail. The devil still succeeds. True. But the problem is not that our God is not powerful; it isn’t that He is not making our way perfect. He is. He is continually working in us to will and do His will, to be transformed into the image of his Son. If the devil succeeds, it’s not that he suddenly became more powerful than God; it’s because we choose not to yield to God and not to avail of His power. That’s unwise. He’s strong. He’s willing. He’s working in us to make us the best we can be. Let’s just be submissive, willing, pliable clays in the masterful hands of our Divine Potter.
Our all-powerful God, we appreciate You so much for patiently, continually, and powerfully working in us to become Christ-like, – in Jesus’ Name, amen.