… If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.—Mark 9:23 (KJV)
Can you believe God? Can you hold on to the promise of His Word? Regardless of the circumstance, that is what we as Believers have to do and it is what the Lord expects us to do. Otherwise, what is the alternative, failure and defeat?
I don’t know about you my friend but I like my chances with God through faith in Him. Something may seem impossible and indeed may be in our own power or when depending upon this world’s systems for help…“but with God all things are possible.”—Matthew 19:26 (KJV)
What is impossible to man is possible with God. What makes it possible is the power of God to provide and produce. Someone once said that “man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” I understand where they were coming from with that statement, and I am not saying they were incorrect but I am saying they were very possibly incomplete with that statement. What I mean by that is you do not have to reach your extreme to experience the power of God!
Throughout history and even in our own lives and lifetime, there has been much so-called impossibility: some have called the blind seeing; the lame walking; or the deaf hearing…impossible. But if it has happened even once, it is no longer impossible! How about a bad marriage turned around; getting a job when no one else is; paying off a huge debt or maybe all of your debts; or even seeing a loved one saved and serving the Lord. Impossible they say? Not if it has ever happened once to anyone!
Our responsibility is to believe God from the beginning—straight out of the gate! If we fail to do so, if we fail to believe God from the beginning, we become powerless to deal with the turbulence that comes into the atmosphere of our lives. In other words, failure to trust God, when facing difficult circumstances—weakens our resolve and ability to stand strong while waiting for the manifestation of the answer.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.—Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
When we try to operate in our own understanding, lean upon our experiences and intellect, to navigate life’s waters—instead of our faith in God—we set ourselves up for disappointment and defeat. When we do this, we take what is supposed to be a spiritual thing—our believing and trusting in God—and we introduce to it this natural, fleshly, atmosphere that creates turbulence in our lives.
In other words, instead of just trusting God and His Word to make it through whatever you may be facing from the start, we try to rely on our experiences that are born in the sense realm which is this natural world. God gave us our natural five physical senses—the ability to hear, see, smell, taste and touch—to navigate, function within this physical world we live in and not the world of the spirit.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.—1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)
Although God gave us our natural physical senses, He also gave us faith to operate with the world of the spirit—which is where God resides! The spiritual realm is the source of all we are surrounded by in this world. When we have faith or exercise our belief in God and His Word we not only come in contact with God but we also come in contact with all He is capable of being for us!
This is the realm of possibility! The world we live in is full of limits and impossibilities—but there are no impossibilities with our God! When we believe God, we receive God’s power to make the impossible possible! Whatever may seem impossible to you at this moment, face it with faith in the power of God to turn it around and see what happens!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
- Optimism vs Pessimism : With God, All Things Are Possible (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- Nothing Is Impossible With God (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- It’s a Matter of Faith (butchdean.wordpress.com)
- Abiding Faith by Wayne Smith (prayerworkscafe.org)
- Remembering Past Victories (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- Changing Our World through Our Words 2 (faith1stministries.com)