March 19, 2022

Day 40: The Loch Ness Monster

Read Psalm 74-75

One of my sons had an obsession with Bigfoot when he was little. He was convinced that there really was a creature, also known as Sasquatch, roaming the forests of North America. I haven't asked him, but who knows, maybe he still believes in Bigfoot!

Another popular creature, whom many have claimed to have seen over the years, is the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie, as the creature is affectionately called, is a sea monster believed by some to live in the waters of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Just like with Bigfoot, there are grainy black and white photos people point to as proof of it’s existence.

Now, I have no idea if either of these creatures exist, or have existed. But you might be surprised to hear that I do believe that at one time there definitely were sea monsters and/or dragons with the ability to breath flames of fire. And I believe the proof isn't in a picture, it's in the Bible! The Bible refers to this creature as Leviathan. This creature is talked about in Job 41, Isaiah 27, Psalm 104, and in today's passage, Psalm 74.

Take some time today and read through the passages. You will discover a terrifying sea creature that no man can tame. As frightful as anything you'd see on TV. And yet, when you read verses about Leviathan, you discover that these frightening creatures are nothing for God to tame. That's the point in today's passages. 

Life is hard. It can be frightening at times. And yet in Psalm 74-75 the psalmist reminds us that there is nothing to fear. If God can easily handle a mighty dragon-like animal, He certainly can handle the circumstances of our lives, the enemies, and even the painful situations we've put ourselves in because of sin. Fear not, God is mightier than the mightiest creature you could ever imagine.

What situation in your life seems too hard to handle? Take some time asking God to help you handle it.

Were you surprised to hear that the Bible talks about a sea monster, or possibly dragon, that once existed? Don't forget to take some time to read the Scriptures that talk about Leviathan.

Prayer for the day: "God, I exalt you for you are greater than anything or anyone that has ever existed. There is no problem too big for you. May I walk fearlessly today in light of this truth. Amen."

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