Great is our Lord and mighty in power. His understanding has no limit. – Psalm 147:5
God is all-knowing. He is aware of everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen. He knows every one of our thoughts and motives. God cannot be taken by surprise. There are some who say that either free will doesn’t exist or God cannot possibly know the future. If He knows the future then our choices are predetermined. Two arguments against this is that God knows all possible futures and that just because God knows what choice an individual will make does not mean he has ordained them to make that choice. A parent might know that their children will be up at 4AM on Christmas morning but that parent certainly didn’t force their child to get up at that time. Because God know’s everything, we can come to Him with our questions, our hopes, and our doubts and we can trust Him with the answer.
He is before all things and in Him all things consist. – Colossians 1:17
I hear people say God is everywhere. This is true but this isn’t what omnipresent means. It comes from two Latin words. Omni means “all”. Praesens means “here”. God is “all-here”, everywhere, at every moment in time. The question is never, “Is God here” but rather, “Are we aware of His presence?” When we say our sin separates us from God it is not so much that we are physically removed from Him but rather that we are spiritually unable to draw near to Him. Your iniquities have seperated you from your God. Your sins have hidden His face from you. (Isaiah 59:2) The good news is that because of God’s omnipresence, the cross is real for me right here, right now. In this life, that separation never has to be permanent.
I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is there anything too hard for me? – Jeremiah 32:27
God is all-powerful. He is able to do anything He desires to do. There is no limit to the extent, magnitude, or duration of his power. (He can act anywhere, to any degree, for any length of time.) Some will nitpick things God cannot do. These are a limitation of our understanding not God’s power. God cannot sin. To sin is to act outside the will of God. If God is all powerful, how can he act in a way He does not desire to? Who is going to force Him? God cannot change His mind. If He is all knowing, what new information could there possibly be that would cause Him to change it? Because God is all powerful I can rest confident that no matter what my situation, God is greater.