The Bible has a lot to say about nothing! If you look it up in the concordance, nothing is listed 225 times in the King James Bible. I found out why it’s called Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance—you get tired of counting how many times “nothing” appears! All kidding aside, I want to tell you about four nothings that can change your life.
1. Nothing is greater than God. First John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” In math, the > symbol means “greater than.” Whether the mathematical statement is 8 > 4 or 9 > 3, one number is always greater than another. Although infinity is not a number, the largest number known to man isn’t greater than infinity. But infinity is not bigger than God!
No matter what you’re facing, nothing is greater than God. AIDS is not greater. Cancer is not greater. It’s a good equation to use throughout life. When you put God in the mix, He is more powerful than everything in the entire universe.
God > AIDS
God > cancer
God > devil
God > any problem
Some Christians talk as though the problem is greater: “My head hurts. I’m tired. I can’t sleep. The devil’s been on my back!” Quit talking about the devil.
We need to get a hold of how awesome God is. He’s omnipresent. He’s omnipotent. He’s omniscient. He’s every omni you can think of! Omni means “all.” He is all. He is everything you need. He is greater than any situation you may go through. Remember the equation: God > anything.
2. Nothing is impossible for God. Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” And Luke 18:27 says, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” If you are in what feels like a hopeless situation, God can get you out. He can work the impossible!
People think the devil is big, but next to God, he is a little shrimp. Never forget how big your Heavenly Father is and how He wants to meet your needs. He can deliver you from any situation you get into. God is a big God! Anyone can get off track and mess up. But God can work miracles! Even if the situation looks horrible, He makes a way out possible.
Think about Moses marching toward the Promised Land with the children of Israel. When they reached the Red Sea, the people were afraid. But Moses told everyone to be still and watch the Lord deliver them. When Moses extended his rod toward the sea, it split, and they walked across a dry riverbed! (See Exodus 14.)
The situation for the Israelites looked impossible. But God is an impossible-working God. He made a way of escape for them. Their enemies did not have God on their side and drowned. Your Heavenly Father is always greater. He always has the winning team. Nothing is impossible with Him, and He is never limited! You only need to have faith and trust in Him.
3. With God, we have nothing to worry about. Philippians 4:6–7 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” That means you don’t need to worry about your problems.
Too many Christians carry burdens. They worry about everything even though First Peter 5:7 says to cast your care upon the Lord. God said He would meet your needs, so quit carrying them around. Let Him take care of your needs.
I have shown you that nothing is bigger than God is or impossible for Him to do. There is no need to worry about anything. So give your cares to the Lord and go about your business.
Hospitals care for people who have worried themselves into nervous breakdowns. God doesn’t worry about your problems, so why are you? I don’t care what it is or how bad it appears, quit worrying and start fresh. God is on your side. He will bring you through.
4. Without God, we are nothing. You are a vessel your Heavenly Father works through. All Christians are equal in His eyes. No one is better than anyone else. Don’t get a “big head” over what God has done for you. Be thankful instead.
I graduated from Oklahoma State University. The school’s mascot, “Pistol Pete,” has a head almost as big as his body! Whenever he walks around, he has to be careful. He’s so top heavy he might topple over. Likewise, if we get big heads, we can fall! God is the one we live for. He is the one who provides for us. We need to praise Him for everything we have.
Sometimes there is a lot of “gimme” and not enough thanksgiving! Let’s get away from the “I” mentality and get over to the “God” mentality. He is important, not you or me. Look at what He has done! Make Him number one. Quit having a big head and remember that without the Lord, you are nothing. It’s all God, and only through Him are you something.
Our Heavenly Father gave us the Word. It will hold us steady during adversity. But if we don’t know what it says, we can’t put into practice the promises contained in it. Let’s remember these four “nothings.” It’s because of them that we can accomplish anything!
Faith in Action
Confessions About Nothing
What challenges are you facing? Speak the confessions below and trust God to see you through.
There is nothing greater than God! He is greater than (my challenge)!
Nothing is impossible with God. He is making a way for (my challenge) in my life.
I have nothing to worry about. I cast the care of (my challenge) over on God.
Without God, I am nothing. Thank You, Father, for everything!
When you put God in the mix, He is more powerful than anything in the universe.
[Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from Craig’s first sermon as associate pastor of Rhema Bible Church in 1993.]
Are all things really possible? Yes! bit.do/all-things-are-possible
Craig W. Hagin
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