We have a powerful and loving God that looks at us as his children. Our God is the creator of all things and there is nothing that is impossible for his power. For there is nothing that is more powerful than the one True God. Just take a moment and think about the power to be able to speak creation into existence. The song “So Will I” says our God that has no reference that was there before the beginning of time. God that spoke and galaxies were formed, planets came into existence. There is no one or anything else that has the power of creation, only our wonderful, amazing God.
The word of God never comes back null or void, God is always faithful and keeps his promises. When we seek God and we hear his promises they will be returned but we must keep our faith and trust in God. When God makes promises he does not say that we won’t hit rough spots along the way, but the word says that we keep our Faith and believe that God will be there at the end and in the middle. In Matthew 14 is the story of Jesus walking on the water. In this story Jesus tells the disciples to get in the boat and to go to the other side. This are instructions, and with these instructions he does not say the sailing will be smooth, he just instructs them to get in the boat and go to the other side. Does not Jesus do the same thing with us in our lives? That is where faith steps in. When Jesus sent them to the other side he implied he would meet them on the other side. They had just seen Jesus feed the 5,000 with a few fish and some bread. Yet doubt still stepped in when the seas were rough and they saw Jesus walking on the sea.
As I have gone through life there have been many times that I had to get in the boat and sail across the sea. On those journeys some of them have been smooth sailing and others have been on rough seas. However, when I have hoped on what God has told me and I keep my faith that he is good to his word and that all of his promises are AMEN, I have made it to the other side. Jesus never tells us that things will always be rosy and uneventful on our journey through life. But he does tell us to keep on our Faith in him. When we keep our eyes on God then in the middle of the storm the path that seemed impossible suddenly becomes possible. Suddenly there is a solution, a ram is provided for the sacrifice because you trusted God and his word just as God did for Abraham.
I have watched in my own life God turn the completely impossible that I could see no solution at hand. But when I stopped trying to do it on my own. When I stopped and humbled myself to the Lord God. When I called out in my brokenness that I can’t do this but you can. When I surrendered control over to the higher power of God. Then light would begin to shine on the storm I was in. The winds would calm, the seas would calm and I could see Jesus standing there taking control. Reminding me that he never breaks his promises. I have openly said to God I know you will provide a way and suddenly there was evidence that he was listening as I watched things change suddenly before my eyes.
Life is full of storms, trials and tribulations. Some of them are small and some of them are enormous. But this I know God can make things change that seem humanly impossible. When we surrender our control, God will amaze you every time. Sometimes we look with expectation for a major change when we should be celebrating with thanks and reverence the small things that are happening, that will lead to the major change in our battle. I speak of these things from experiencing first hand the ways that God has done this in my life.
I should not be amazed but every time I am. I can see time after time that God has brought a solution and breakthrough. But, first I had to surrender my battles to him. I have had to learn to trust on the Lord, to go to his word that tells me he is faithful and he is always good to his promises. Time and time again God shows his Glory, Love, and Grace as things change on this journey of life.
I watched in 2012 as I was looking for a job clear across the country and trying to sell my house. I put my faith in God, and I prayed every day that he would make things happen. Then on the day that I declare “I have Faith that you will provide a job and that you will sell my house”, I received a job offer and I received an offer on my house. Yes it took 6 months instead of my 6 weeks but God was faithful along the way and I always kept my faith. In 2015 when my husband and I said God we will go where ever you send us, we trust you and will go no questions asked. Bam! Suddenly my husband gets a job offer for a temporary job, that then turned to a permanent job. When we said we will sell everything we have to follow you Lord. God started to send people to our house and they would walk through the house and buy things as they went.
God is amazing and powerful, nothing is to great for God to handle even the craziness of the world. Remember God is overseeing everything, even the governments of the world. Maybe we should stop focusing on everything that is wrong with government and start praying for God to bring change and reform to our government. When you are having struggles with that person at the office, or the family member, maybe you should ask God what he says about the situation. Then hand over the control to the true authority and let God take care of things his way.
I just can never say enough about the goodness of God and his faithfulness. I have seen over and over the impossible achieved and I am left with no explanation other than it was God at work. Open your hearts and cast all your fear and worries at the feet of Jesus. Let Jesus handle those issues, those struggles, relinquish control. There are some things that are just flat-out humanly impossible to change, but God can always make changes.