Summary: God is abundantly able to help those who obey Him and put their trust in Him. This message gives hope to those who are facing the trial of life. No matter how big the trial, God is bigger than it all.
How Big is God?
(Matthew 19:26) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (KJV)
I. God is bigger than your whale
Jonah was the cause of his own problem. If he had only obeyed God in the first place he would have never found himself in the whale.
II. God is bigger than your pail
The woman had very little flour in her pail (barrel). Her oil was about to run out. Then just in time, God sent the prophet Elijah and met her need. Her barrel of flour and her container of oil never went dry until after the famine was over.
How many times has God come through for you just in the nick of time? (Philippians 4:19) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
(Matthew 6:25-34) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
III. God is bigger than your jail.
Paul and Silas were taking their missionary journey. They had passed through several cities preaching the word of God. Now in Philipi, they came across a slave girl who was demon-possessed. This girl was the source of income for her owners. She would tell the future for people and give the money to her owners. Paul and Silas saw this poor girl as a soul that needed Christ. They cast out the demon through the name of Jesus.
This angered the girl’s owners. Paul and Silas ended up in jail.
God was still in control. They sang praises to God even in jail. God came through for them.
When you do the right thing and bad things happen to you because of it, remember God is in control. He knows the future and what you are going through.
VI. God is bigger than your gale.
(Mark 4:35-41) And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (KJV)
Whatever your storm may be, God is in control.
It could be a storm of
>loss of loved one
>loss of health
Whatever your storm may be God is greater than your storm. It may be dark and difficult. It may seem at times like you cannot take another step. You may feel like God does not care. You may feel like He has forgotten or forsaken you. Let me remind you that God never fails!
Whatever you are going through, he cares.