Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Possible!

There's one word that rings loud and clear in today's reading, although it doesn't appear in the text.

POSSIBLE!

Genesis 18:14 asks a question that we must answer: "Is there anything too hard for the LORD?" Well, is there? Luke 1:37 puts it this way, "For nothing will be impossible with God."

Sometimes we get so consumed with the size of our problem and the size of our faith, we forget the size of our God.

Selah. Stop and consider this for a moment. Everything is possible. Nothing is impossible. Where do you need the word "possible" written over your life today? Is your marriage struggling? Is their a relationship that is strained? God says reconciliation is possible. Are you dealing with health concerns. Are their physical challenges? God says healing is possible. Do you long to see a desire fulfilled? Is their barrenness of soul? God says joy and life are possible. Do you live with anxiety and fear? Do worries exhaust most of your day? God says peace that passes understanding is possible. Whatever has you discouraged and disappointed, God wants you to have hope. God wants you to trust Him.

I realize the word "possible" means, "can be done". It doesn't mean "will be done". God is still Sovereign and He decides what is best for His children. Yet, we need to trust with joyful expectancy in a God who gives abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. Proverbs 13:12 tells us, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." We have to keep believing. We have to keep trusting. Today might be the day your hope becomes sight. Today might be the day you see God work in some miraculous way in your life.

As believers we have a hope that is a reality for us, not just a desireable possibility. We have a hope that is guaranteed in Christ's promises. Our hope is a confident expectation. Hebrews 6:18-19 encourages us to take hold of the hope set before us, a hope that is the anchor of our soul, both sure and steadfast. Our hope can rise above the cares and concerns of our "impossibles" and float on calm seas because it is anchored firm in the Hands of God.

As a little girl I was taught the following chorus. As you read the lyrics, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)

"Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God;
Nothing is impossible when you're trusting in His Word.
Hearken to the voice of God to thee:
'Is there anything to hard for Me?'
Then put your trust in God alone and rest upon His Word;
For ev'rything, O ev'rything,
Yes, ev'rything is possible with God." --Eugene L. Clark



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2 comments:

God's girl said...

"I realize the word "possible" means, "can be done". It doesn't mean "will be done". God is still Sovereign and He decides what is best for His children. Yet, we need to trust with joyful expectancy in a God who gives abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. Proverbs 13:12 tells us, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." We have to keep believing. We have to keep trusting. Today might be the day your hope becomes sight. Today might be the day you see God work in some miraculous way in your life."

I love this! Blessings to you for posting this! Heaven

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Reading this took me back to a piece I wrote about this exact passage. If you want a re-read, follow this link...

http://peaceforthejourney.blogspot.com/2008/04/promise-of-eden-part-four-platform-for.html

God's marvelous awaits us all! Feeling better today.

peace~elaine