I participated in a challenge and used up some scraps…
How many times do we come to a grinding holt when our circumstances seem hopeless, we throw our hands up in the air in despair as we can no longer do this – all seems lost! This is a situation that most of us have experienced at one time or another….in one form or another.
Like many challenges we face, the battle takes place in our minds and are determined in our hearts before we ever see any results in the natural. Decisions we make along with the choices that go along with them are ultimately determined by our ability to turn to God, handing them over to Him and watching Him work – against all the odds!
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. Prov 3:5-6
God is not limited by our understanding of Him, there are many accounts of healing and miracles in the Word of God where the circumstances have been impossible but people have placed their trust in God and He has taken the impossible and made it possible. One of the well known accounts is the story of David and Goliath (1Sam 17) – as we know David, the son of Jesse, a mere shepherd, was not the obvious choice to slay Goliath in his family – in fact, in the natural, he did not even qualify – BUT he was the one God had chosen, so that He would be glorified. David’s family tried to deter him, even when challenged by King Saul, David’s response echoed his trust in God,
But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The LORD who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” 1 Sam 17:35-37
David trusted God – his confidence did not waver, even in the face of his enemy, as we can see when he was face to face with Goliath “Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues His people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and He will give you to us!” Isaiah 46-47
Today, regardless of how big the Goliath’s in our lives, how insurmountable that mountain before us, – the reality is that our God is a miracle working God – He is not limited by that we would deem as impossible, in fact through Him all things are possible….we merely need to put our trust in Him – the key is WHO we trust in!
I pray that as we face our Goliaths, we will remember the words of Jesus: With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mar 10:27