Magnify God

Magnify God

There is a wonderful couple in our congregation who has been dealing with a serious cancer diagnosis almost the entire time I have known them. Their faith has been an amazing source of inspiration for many. The diagnosis was not a good one and neither was the prognosis, but they have chosen to put their complete faith and trust in the Lord.

They have chosen to magnify God rather than their circumstances. They have chosen to praise God and give Him thanks for every little thing He has done for them. They are truly living out Psalm 69:30.

Psalm 69:30

I will praise the name of God with a song;
    I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

So often we feel bogged down by our circumstances and have a hard time thanking and praising God because we don’t feel we have anything to thank or praise Him for. When we choose to magnify our circumstances, problems, situations or relationships, we minimize God. We look at what we are dealing with and see it as impossible, forgetting that nothing is impossible for our God.

Luke 1:37

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

God doesn’t promise to heal our loved ones or answer our prayers the way we want Him to, but He does promise that He is always with us. He does promise that He is in control and He does promise that He has a plan. Nothing is impossible for our God.

Perhaps if we were to magnify Him more, our circumstances, difficult relationships or situations may not seem so big. Look at what you are facing today, are you putting a magnifying glass in front of it or in front of your God?

This beautiful couple from our church received some amazing news yesterday; what can only be described as a miraculous healing and intervention by the Lord. But, they chose to magnify the Lord even when their circumstances didn’t look good, the diagnosis wasn’t good and the prognosis wasn’t good. Magnify the Lord today and see if your perspective on your circumstances or relationships doesn’t shift. His is more powerful than anything we face and His presence brings peace that the world cannot provide. Magnify the Lord today!

Categories: Anglican, Bible, cancer, church, devotional, faith, God, hope, Jesus, love | 12 Comments

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12 thoughts on “Magnify God

  1. I have always had this experience. When I fail to magnify God in my challenges, when He finally gets me out of there I’m almost ashamed to start saying “thank you Lord” now that He has done it.

    • Gretiana, it always seems easier to see how God was working in our circumstances in hindsight. May we all magnify Him so we can see what He is doing in our circumstances in the present and not have to wait for hindsight to recognize His hand at work in our lives. Be blessed!

  2. So true. It is much better and profitable for us to magnify God rather than our circumstances, good or bad. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Ann Rogers

      Thank you so much! I needed to hear this today!

      • Ann, glad you were blessed by their story. It is tough to remember that God is bigger than our circumstances or difficulties. It is easy to magnify them rather than Him. Be blessed!

    • Missy, it is a reminder I needed myself. Love it when God uses what He is teaching us to teach others along the way. Be blessed!

  3. Thanks for sharing the couples journey…you are right it is prudent that we praise our way through as it builds our faith and trust in Him.

  4. Thank you for focusing our thoughts on our wonderful Lord and Savior no matter the times that we live in and what we may experience. God bless you:)

    • Eliza, thanks for your kind words. Magnifying God rather than our relationships or circumstances helps us focus on Him rather than on ourselves. Be blessed!

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