Seems like everywhere we turn, “bad news,” on the TV, radio, news, etc. If we are not careful, we will be sucked into the gloom and doom. Just like many of you, my life has been filled with ups and downs. When this happens to me, I find recounting the mighty works of God helps me move from “fear” to “faith,” and I say with confidence, “BUT GOD.” Let’s travel through the Bible and see that when God’s children were up against the impossible….with God all things are possible. Just a few reminders:
Exodus God’s children were in Egyptian captivity with no deliverer, an impossible situation? ….BUT GOD through Moses delivered them, parted the red sea so that they walked on dry land to cross over to safety and provided every provision that they would need on their journey.
Daniel 6 Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den with no way out, impossible situation?….BUT GOD stopped the mouths of the lions and saved Daniel because of his faithfulness to the Lord.
Matthew 1 Jesus was born of a virgin, impossible?….BUT WITH GOD all things are possible.
Matthew 14 When there were no provisions, with five thousand hungry men, plus women and children and only 5 small loaves and 2 fish with which to feed them, that’s impossible?…..BUT GOD. They were fed and had 12 baskets left over.
Luke 24:6 Jesus was crucified and in the grave for 3 days, an impossible situation? …BUT GOD, “Up from the grave Jesus arose,” and God raised Him from the grave so that we could experience salvation and live with God eternally!
My personal testimony of six months in depression years ago with seemingly no hope… BUT GOD. “God inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of the horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet up on a rock. He put a new song in my heart.” Psalm 40
When we surrendered to the ministry and sold our pharmacy, I wondered about our needs being met, but I can say in over 40 years of ministry now OUR GOD has met in abundance every need we have ever had. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
When our life seems to be out of control, when fear and confusion are overwhelming, let’s remind ourselves of OUR GREAT GOD, Who is always the same, yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Your message was so inspiring and especially for those who are having problems in their lives. With all of the family members that I have lost, without God giving me strength and helping me through the years, I would never have made it! He is an awesome God who is always there for us!
Thank you so much for your message! God Bless You!
Phyllis…Thank you for this Word. I am in that place of feeling out of control. I am weary in this place of always feeling bad physically. I am crying out to God for answers and for healing. Thank you for your prayers and for an incredible word from the Lord.
What a powerful reminder that everything we need is always available, not from our own intelligence and effort, but though the grace and power of almighty God! Blessings to you.
Just what I needed to hear this morning as I begin another week of work. What a blessing you both are to us.
What a great reminder and word of encouragement!!!