Have you ever felt powerless? I’m sure all of us have at one time or another. As humans, we have limits–sometimes, lots of limitations, limitations in our time, knowledge, and strength.
But God has no limits. He created time, so He never runs out of it. He is all-knowing, so there is no limit to His wisdom. And God is all-powerful, so He never needs to be recharged.
Many Bible verses about the power of God tell us that He is the mighty and masterful Creator, Lord, and Savior.
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What Does the Bible Say About God’s Power?
The Bible tells us that all power belongs to God. If you’ve read the Bible at all, you’ve had to have read several scriptures on God’s power. Holy men of God who the Holy Spirit led penned the truth in God’s Word.
God spoke the earth into existence. He closed the mouths of hungry lions to protect His prophet. He provided for the needs of the nation of Israel for forty years in the desert and brought down the walls of Jericho with a great shout. God redeemed lost sinners back to His saving grace through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Bible Verses About God’s Power in Creation
Genesis 1:1 recorded God’s power in Creation when He spoke nothing into something. Before God spoke, there was nothing.
- In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Genesis 1:1-31 records the power of His creation day by day. But then other Scriptures also tell us about God’s power in Creation.
- Hebrews 11:3–Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
- Psalm 33:6–By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
- Romans 11:36–For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
- Colossians 1:16–For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Nothing existed before God, and He continues to sustain the earth, all the other planets, the stars, the galaxies, and everything in the universe.
Bible Verses About God’s Power and Strength
“We are weak, but He is strong.” If you grew up in church, perhaps you remember that line from the song sung mainly by children: “Jesus Loves Me.”
This simple song is packed with truths about God’s saving grace and sustaining love. And just a quick look at some Bible verses in the Old Testament shows us nothing is greater than God’s power and strength.
- 2 Chronicles 20:6–And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
- Isaiah 40:26–Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
- Jeremiah 32:17–Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
Bible Verses About God’s Power Over Evil
God’s mighty power overcomes evil and the evil one in this world. Although Adam gave some ruling power to Satan when he disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, Satan does not have all power.
God also gives us His power to overcome evil in our lives. He instructs us to be alert, to flee from sin, to keep our minds on things above, and take control of our earthly and fleshly thoughts of evil.
God helps us stand against Satan’s evil devices, but we must also remember that our flesh is sinful. Fortunately, the Bible gives us help in knowing how to defeat our sinful thoughts and Satan’s evil devices.
- Psalm 121:7-8–The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
- Psalm 97:10–Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
- 1 Peter 5:8–Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
- Ephesians 6:11–Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Bible Verses About God’s Power Over Nature
Being the Creator of all things, God maintains His power over nature. Although He has set some things into their natural course and given humankind the will to rule their lives, He still has authority over the natural and supernatural world.
His power to rule all nature gives us the security in knowing that He works all things out for our good and His glory.
Through God’s power over nature, a fish swallowed a man and spat him out on the very shore God had told him to go. God’s power calmed the storm when Jesus said, “Peace, be still.” He kept the sun from setting on its natural course so the army of Moses could win a battle. And Jesus fed over 5,000 people with a couple of fish sandwiches.
There are many Bible verses about God’s power over nature, but the following verses show God’s power over weather, animals, and circumstances.
- Genesis 7:4–For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
- Genesis 9:13–I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
- 1 Kings 17:1-4–Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
- Matthew 8:26–And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
- John 6:19–So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
Bible Verses About God’s Power Over Death
God is the Giver of life, and life has a cycle that ends too soon in death. Christians’ most incredible comforting thought in this cycle is that God knows our days; the Bible says He numbers them.
Sometimes when we are going through an illness, or we lose a lost one, or we live out our time, death can be an overwhelming dread. But Christians need not fear death. Paul tells us that to live is Christ and to die is gain. The Amplified Bible says it best:
For to me, to live is Christ [He is my source of joy, my reason to live] and to die is gain [for I will be with Him in eternity]. Philippians 1:21 (AMP)
But the Lord also has power over healing. The woman with the issue of blood felt the power of God surge through her and was instantaneously healed. So we can trust that God’s power over death will sustain us until our time.
Other Scriptures on God’s healing power give us hope that all things are in His control and we can rest in His faithful promises found in His Word.
- Exodus 15:26–And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
- Psalm 104:29–Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
- Jeremiah 17:14–Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
- James 5:15–And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Bible Verses About God’s Power to Save
When Adam sinned in the garden, death came into the world. But Jesus conquered death and sin by the power of His resurrection, in the sense that they no longer have rule over us.
God has provided us with eternal life. God’s gracious power to save us from the coming wrath is why Christ came to be born. Without God’s power to save, all would be lost.
- Romans 1:16–For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
- 1 Corinthians 1:18–For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
- 2 Corinthians 13:4–For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Bible Verses About God’s Power and Glory
The word power is a derivative of the Greek word for dynamite. When the Bible says that God has all power, it’s not merely speaking of His strength or might. It’s also describing the actions behind God’s work.
Think about dynamite when we say God SPOKE everything into existence. Or when He PARTED the Red Sea. Or the power, it takes to CALM a raging storm. He’s not flexing His muscles. God’s power is EXPLOSIVE!
- 1 Chronicles 29:11–Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
- Psalm 8:1–O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
- Isaiah 42:8–I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
- Revelation 4:11–Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
You Can Have the Power of God in You!
As a child of God, we are promised this power also. When Jesus left His disciples, He instructed them to go to Jerusalem and wait for the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon them.
They did, and He did! The power of God in you is the same power released into the disciples. Remember the word dynamite? This explosive power can work in you for God’s glory.
- For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
Through God’s power, hearts are changed, people are healed, sin is conquered, and we are made holy.
When we do God’s work in our strength, we are powerless. But God is looking for people He can demonstrate His power through.
The power of God Bible verses listed above is just a few examples of what God can do.
All power belongs to God (1 Peter 5:11); for us to tap into that power, we must be surrendered to His will in our own lives. We possess the power, but we must be partakers or participants of this divine nature of God’s power.
Christianity is not a bystander sport. We must be involved in the relationship in order to benefit from it. Jesus’ disciples would not have received the power if they had not obeyed Christ’s instructions.
Just like the disciples, we are given instructions in the Bible, but if we don’t read it we may miss God’s divine working power in our life.
- According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4
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About the Author – Cindra Enloe
Cindra became a Christian as a young mother and has seen evidence of God’s loving hand in her life for over 40 years. Although she knows that God’s Word is for all ages, she mostly writes for the Silver Seniors of the kingdom (50+) on her blog, Heavenly Placed.