“Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:” Jeremiah 32:19
THE LORD IS “GREAT IN COUNSEL” – HE IS PERFECT IN HIS JUDGMENTS. The word “great” in this verse means mighty or exceedingly great, or noble. The word “counsel” in this verse means advice, to plan, and prudent. If you need advice about your marital situation, about your divorce, why don’t you seek the Lord out about it? This verse tells us He is exceedingly mighty and great in the advice and plans He has for us. He is perfect. The leading you received from Him will be the perfect will for your life. He will always know just what we need. He knows just how to guide us and direct us into the right course of action. You can trust His leading. His leading will not be biased in one direction or the other. His leading will be based on perfect love. Seek His leading out with tears and supplications. Seek His leading out on your knees; but whatever you do seek His counsel and His leading out above all other counsel and leading you may receive. (Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.)
One of the names of the Lord is “Counsellor”. He is to be our main and final source of counsel in our lives. He is the one we need to seek out for guidance in our lives. He is the one we need to go to for help in our “ways” in making sure they are the “ways” He wants us to have. If you have a say so in it, do not proceed down the path of divorce until you have diligently sought out the Lord on the matter. Sometimes, though, there are situations where an immediate decision needs to be made, make that decision for your safety or your family’s safety; but when allowed the time, seek His counsel. (Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.)
THE LORD IS “MIGHTY IN WORK” (Jeremiah 32:19) – The Lord is Omnipotent – this means He is all powerful. The Lord has all power and all power is His to give out as He sees fit.
What is Omnipotence? – It means God has the ability and power to do anything (omni=all; potent=powerful). This omnipotent power is exercised effortlessly. A good example of God’s omnipotence is in one of His names el shaddai, which means “self-sufficient” or “almighty.” God’s power is unlimited, it is self sufficient, He does not get it from a source beside Himself, and His power is “almighty”.
Henry Thiessen said this about it “God is all-powerful and able to do whatever He wills. Since His will is limited by His nature, God can do everything that is in harmony with His perfections.”
A.W. Tozer had this to say about the omnipotence of God “Since He has at His command all the power in the universe, the Lord God omnipotent can do anything as easily as anything else. All His acts are done without effort. He expends no energy that must be replenished. His self-sufficiency makes it unnecessary for Him to look outside of Himself for a renewal of strength. All the power required to do all that He wills to do lies in undiminished fullness in His own infinite being.”
What does this mean to me? How does having an omnipotent God as my Savior benefit me? – How do I apply this? – Having an omnipotent God gives us a source of confidence. He can handle any problem you have! He has all the power necessary to help you recover from divorce. He has the power, love and grace to see you through this dark and lonely time. He can guide you, lead you, and love you through this winter in your life and bring you into a renewed springtime of hope. His grace is all you need. He is bigger than any situation. He can help you through any storm. He can lift your spirits up. He can calm the worried heart. He can do anything you need of Him. He is your all sufficient Savior! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” – Remember He will never weary of giving you the strength you need. He will never run out of strength to give you. Ephesians 3:20-21 says “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” – Praise and thank God for His omnipotence and counsel! He will see you through the other side of the storm of divorce; you are never truly alone, you may feel that way at times, but you are never truly alone in divorce if you are a Christian. God will always have your back!