The word “power” means many things. From corruption and destruction to wonderful deeds, power covers it all. Some of us get a bad taste in our mouths when we utter the word “power” because it has been abused too often. Yet, there is a power that is purely good.
In fact, this good power is the most powerful. None can match it or even come close to its might.
Songwriter and worship leader Katy Nichole created a song that describes this power, and she knows from personal experience how real that power is.
Katy Nichole’s song “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” first gained traction on social media, and it quickly went viral on TikTok where it gained over 80 million views. Katy had grown a large following on TikTok with 396k followers and Instagram with 155k followers, and when the song was released, she was amazed as it skyrocketed to become the no. 1 song on iTunes’ Christian and Gospel music chart since the first day of its release. It didn’t just stay in the Christian charts though. It even climbed to the no. 2 position on the Top Songs Chart on iTunes as well.
The song speaks boldly about the power that God holds, the power that is working within Christians through the Holy Spirit:
I speak the name of all authority
Declaring blessings, every promise
He is faithful to keep
I speak the namе no grave could ever hold
Hе is greater, He is stronger
He’s the God of possible (Katy Nichole, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)”)
Her strong voice carries the tune with assurance as Jesus’ name is proclaimed in prayer over our life. She knows the power of Christ. As Christians, we all know how mighty our God is from the moment He frees us from sin and death.
As a kid, Katy grew up in Tremont, Illinois, where she listened to WCIC and discovered Christian artists who inspired her to start leading worship, like Francessca Battistelli, whom she looked up to as she grew into her career in Christian music.
Although she has written and sung many songs, Katy feels an especially personal connection to “In Jesus Name (God of Possible).” It is a testimony of God’s power through her own life experiences. “When I say that God can do miracles, I mean it, because I’ve seen it,” she told interviewers.
In her teen years, Katy was diagnosed with scoliosis. The curve in her spine was so severe that she needed to undergo surgery that would straighten it using metal rods.
Unfortunately, the surgery left Katy in severe pain. She was bedridden for three excruciating years until the doctors removed the rods. But that wasn’t the end for Katy.
X-rays after the surgery showed a miracle. Her back, which was once badly bent, was straighter than ever! Even with the rods, her back had not been as straight as it was then. Katy rejoiced in her miraculous story: “God’s healed me, so I know He can heal someone else. I’m going to share my story and hope it will encourage others to go and share theirs.”
With her experience of healing, Katy has been filled with unwavering belief that the power of prayer is beyond comprehension. She knows that uttering Jesus’ name can change the world. As it says in Philippians 2:9–11:
“Therefore, God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
During the pandemic, this song was a welcome reassurance to many. And as we attempt to gather up the pieces of our old, once-normal lives once more, this song can bring peace to a shuddering heart.
Since 2020, we’ve had to navigate many crises. The pandemic brought with it unforeseen mental and physical health challenges. Stress brings us so much pain, both emotionally and physically.
The strain of change is exhausting and terrifying.
But Katy sings through it all, calling us to take up our Bibles and look to heaven for our salvation:
Come believe it, come receive it
Oh, the power of His Spirit is now forever yours
Come believe it, come receive it
In the mighty name of Jesus, all things are possible (Katy Nichole, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)”)
Although this life is not meant to be easy, we can have peace knowing that the “God of possible” is on our side. He holds the future, and He wants the best for you. Yes, there is pain and suffering in this life, but we can remind ourselves of what Paul says in Philippians 3:7–9:
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…”
Jesus, in His glory and power, gives us joy and peace when we keep our gaze on Him. He provides for “even the sparrow,” and He will provide all that you need too.
Power might be a complex word on this earth, but God’s power is gentle, all-knowing, and full of care. He is the God of love, after all. His power is one that we can trust. His strength is a firm foundation in a world that quakes with uncertainty.
If you need a reminder of His power today, tune in to WCIC. We play music like “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” all day, every day! You can listen on the radio, online, or through the WCIC app, available on both iTunes and Google Play.