But With God…
Have you ever felt like whatever challenge you’re facing is impossible? There’s no way out? Completely lost, you can’t see the forest for the trees?
God’s prepared for this. Matthew 19:26 says that “With man this is impossible, but with God all “things are possible.” But maybe, we aren’t ready for that kind of leap of faith. It’s one thing to make general statements like, God can do all things, when we feel like we can see an exit ramp in the distance or a way through the wilderness and He just has to take care of the obstacles. But what about when we must rely on Him to find the way, make the path, and take care of obstacles?
It’s not quite as easy then.
Learning From History
It should be easy to trust, I scold myself. God and I – we have a history. There are quite a number of times when I have found myself in just this position with no relief in sight, yet God has made a way through what seemed impossible. So why do I constantly struggle with worry that “this time” may be different? Why don’t I just learn from history?
Often I feel bad about my wavering faith. I should be more reliable. In terms of relationships, it’s kind of like being married to a supportive spouse who always has my back and then questioning whether he will help me every time I come to him with a problem. Uggh. That would be annoying. Not unheard of, but still annoying. I used to be so disgusted and incredulous by the actions of the Israelites when God rescued them from Egypt. How could they question God? Didn’t He show them over and over that He would provide?! Why don’t they just have faith?
Easier Said Than Done
Yup. I’m the jerk who does the same thing. Sheesh! Thankfully God is merciful and gracious, and despite my weakness, He doesn’t leave me hanging. So, even now, as I struggle to have the faith that God can make a way where there seems to be no way, I know that I can trust him to make the impossible – possible.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”