Do you ever feel like you’re facing whatever it is you’re going through all alone? Does it ever seem like the situation you’re dealing with is too big even for God to handle? Do you ever wonder if He even sees what you’re struggling with, or if He does, if He is actually willing to do anything about it?
No matter what your situation, know that it definitely is NOT beyond God’s ability to take care of! How can you know this for sure? Because His Word says that NOTHING is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37), and that in fact ALL THINGS are possible with Him (Matthew 19:26)! He is more than able to handle anything that we could ever face. Your situation is not hopeless! With God, you can see any miracle which you might be in need of take place!
God is also very willing to accomplish great things on your behalf. If you’re facing a difficult situation, you are not alone. He is right there with you, ready and waiting to come to your rescue when you turn to Him. It is His desire to see you living the awesome, terrific, incredibly blessed life that His Son came to give you (John 10:10), and He wants to free you from anything that might be getting in the way of that. He is for you, not against you!
God is both willing and able to do amazing miracles in any and every area of your life, but if you want Him to do so, you need to ask Him in faith! Matthew 17:20 says that through faith, nothing will be impossible for you, and Matthew 7:8 says that if you ask, you will receive. Dare to present your requests to God, both the big and the small, with full confidence that you will see what you are asking for come to pass in your life!
Whatever you’re going through, know that you aren’t facing it on your own. God is there beside you. He will never leave you, and He both can deliver you, and desires to do so. Place your trust in Him, and receive your miracle today!
Recently, the movie Do You Believe? came out in theaters, featuring the Newsboy’s hit song “We Believe.” One of my favorite scenes was where Joe is in the hospital and flatlines, only to come back to life, totally healed and restored, just a short time later. This miracle really impacts his nurse, prompting her to devote her life more fully to God. It gives her confidence that God really can do anything – even work in the situation of an unfair law suit her husband is facing. It also deeply impacts Lily’s mother, who had been with Joe both when he died, and when he came back to life.
That whole situation in the movie really caused me to think about what would happen if we would dare to ask God for the things that seem impossible to us, believing that He would grant our requests. God desires for miracles coming to pass to be more than just an inspiring scene in a movie. He wants to do that kind of thing in real life, but He needs someone to be willing to step out and ask Him in faith.
In the Bible, Jesus healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead, and so much more. People flocked to Jesus because of the miracles He performed. Guess what?!? God never changes! It is still His desire to do these kinds of things today, THROUGH YOU! Jesus says in John 14:12 that the same works He did, you also shall do also. Imagine how many people would be impacted for God if they saw His miracle-working power operating in your life, and flowing through you to touch others!
Mark 11:24 says that if we believe, we will receive WHATEVER we ask for in prayer! Mark 19:26 says that with God, ALL things are possible. Know that there is no situation to big for God to handle. No matter how desperate things may seem, He is willing and able to help. Don’t be afraid to trust Him for big things. Make your request in confidence, knowing that you will see what you’ve asked for come to pass, because of God’s love for you!
This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 145:3. This verse says that God is great, and most worthy of praise – that none can fathom His greatness!
Our God is most certainly great, and worthy of praise! He is the One who created the earth – who called forth light in the darkness, who spoke the earth into being, who set life in motion, and made everything we see. All throughout the Bible He did great and mighty things, and still does them in our lives today, if we will ask Him. He has always existed, and always will, yet He knows each of us personally, and wants us to get to know Him.
He does so much for us. He gave His Son so that we could have eternal life, and a relationship with Him. He love us, regardless of the mistakes we have made. He accepts us as His children. He gives each of us many blessings, some of which we don’t even recognize, and often forget to thank Him for.
Take some time to praise God today for who He is, and what He has done for you. Give thanks to Him!
Week 7 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is nearly over. This week’s reading was Luke 3-8. These chapters speak mainly of Jesus’ baptism and genealogy, when He was tempted in the wilderness, Him calling His disciples, several of His encounters with the Pharisees, as well as some of His miracles, teachings, and parables.
In Luke 7, we read of a woman approaching Jesus while He was having dinner at the house of one of the Pharisees. She wet His feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, kissed them, and poured perfume on them. This woman had lived a sinful lifestyle, but in Jesus, she found something different than she’d every experienced – One who was full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Her many sins had been forgiven, resulting in a great love for her Savior. She had been forgiven much, so she loved much.
In the same manner, when we catch a glimpse of the fact all of our sins have been completely forgiven because of what Christ has done for us – that they have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12) – our natural response will be a deep sense of love and gratitude towards our wonderful Savior. His grace will kindle within us an abiding affection for Him.
Know that all of your sins have been forgiven, and that they are remembered no more (Hebrews 8:12). Ask God to give you a fresh revelation of His amazing forgiveness and love!