Power Emergency

September 3, 2014
by Brenda Wood

When the weather channel posts what's been going on around the world, most of us sigh, perhaps pray for the people involved, and then put the disasters out of our heads — not the smartest thing that we've ever done. Rather, we ought to consider what we have on hand if disaster were ever to hit our neck of the woods.

When our power goes out, we make do with what we have by eating sandwiches instead of mashed potatoes and a roast of pork. That is fine for a few hours, but if this powerlessness lasts for week, or a month, then what?

We should make sure that we have flashlights, batteries, and candles on hand. We can stock up on bottled water, tinned food, battery-operated radios, and propane for the barbecue.

I could go on, but you get the idea. We rely on power, taking it for granted when it is there, sorely missing it when it is not.

Unlike electricity, God's power is always available to us.

Isaiah 40:28-29 – Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. (AMP)

Prayer: Oh Lord, thanks for helping us who have no power, whose arms are weak. We thank You that Your power is constant. May our hearts be constant as well. Amen.

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Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Well said Brenda.


    How very true. Good message Brenda.


    Thank goodness for God’s never-ending power!


    Your daily e-mails are a huge blessing. Thank you.


    We will not know the worth of water until the well is dry.


    Hello Brenda. Well that was quite a thought. Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your day today.


    Thank you Brenda‎ for the reminder that God’s power is unfailing, as is His love for us. I appreciate your message!


    Hi Brenda, maybe this is the nudge I need – your devotional about power.
    Many thanks for another one of your great devotionals.


    You’re right Brenda,
    Never underestimate the Power of God. It’s available to us 24-7.
    May God richly bless you.


    Amen, Brenda! I enjoyed your devotional and the wonderful reminder that God’s power is truly endless!
    Do continue to write!
    God bless.


    Good Morning Brenda:
    As always, a message of caution and assurance.
    Caution, against becoming careless and not always remembering God’s power is but a moment away and
    Assurance, in the fact that He is there with the power to guide and comfort us in a time of need and desperation.
    Thank you for your short, but very powerful message.


    Thanks for the good word, Brenda.

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