Can God do all things?


Yes. God can do all his holy will.

In the year 2006, a man named Andrew Bolton did something incredibly impressive. He became the first weightlifter to pick up over 1,000 pounds. That’s as much as an adult moose weighs! At that point, Andrew Bolton was the strongest man in the world. No person on Earth could lift up more than he could. But guess what? He wasn’t strong enough to pick up an African elephant – they weigh around 13,000 pounds. In fact, he couldn’t even pick up the average-sized walrus, which weighs about 2,200 pounds. For even the strongest man on earth, there were an endless number of things too hard for him to pick up.

In Jeremiah 32:27, God says, “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” What’s the answer to God’s question here? NOTHING! Nothing is too hard for God. He can do anything he wants. All through the Bible, we see examples of God’s awesome might. He created the universe with the power of his voice. He parted the Red Sea in two, knocked down the walls of Jericho, and even made the sun stand still in the sky!

God is easily able to do anything he wants to do without even breaking a sweat. Unlike Andrew Bolton, he could even pick up a walrus! But despite his great power, did you know there are a couple of things that God can’t do? Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.

So God has the power to do whatever he wants, but he can’t lie or change his mind? What is going on here? It’s simple. God can’t lie or change his mind because he doesn’t want to lie or change his mind! These things are not part of his “holy will,” the things he chooses to do. God is a good God, so he doesn’t want to lie. And he’s a perfect God – he never has to change his mind because he’s never wrong about anything!

We have a third fancy word to describe our all-powerful God: omnipotent. Omni, as you know by now, means “all.” And potent means “power.” When we call God omnipotent, we mean he’s a God that has the power to do whatever he wants to do. And thankfully, our omnipotent God is also a good and loving God who has repeatedly used his mighty power to save his people from disaster!


+ What are some miracles in the Bible that demonstrate God’s omnipotence?

+ How is God’s omnipotent power good news for his children? How is it bad news for his enemies?



Ps. 147:5; Jer. 32:17; Dan. 4:34, 35; Eph. 1:11

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