I’m at the Barnes & Nobles in Glendale with my son Aaron, and since he’s thoroughly enjoying the thousands of classic books at his fingertips, I thought I’d blog a quick word of encouragement in light of the many “impossible” situations we’re facing nowadays. Of course these situations are impossible with men, but possible with God.
Salvation IS possible, reconciliation IS possible, transformation IS possible, there’s no question that no matter the situation, God is able to save the day!
Soooo, then why is it that so may Christians who have won the war, lose so many battles along the way? Often times it’s a lack of faith. When the children of Israel were at the brink of the Promised-Land, God was able – but due to their lack of faith, they were not enabled, and they were sentenced to wander in the wilderness and die in the desert. People with so much potential, ended in such terrible tragedy. It’s a heavy lesson written for all of us to learn from (Numbers 13-14; 1 Corinthians 10:11; Romans 15:4; Hebrew 3:8-13).
I want to encourage you to keep Almighty God in the equation. Pray, discover His will, stand on His promises, and although we’re not the “name it and claim it,” “blab it and grab it,” type, we are believers in a personal, powerful, wonderful God Who rejoices to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to Him (2 Chronicles 16:9).
I love to see my son reading here at Barnes & Noble. He’s a sponge and one of my favorite teachers. He has his whole life ahead of him and and I’m so blessed that he knows the Lord. But I must admit, like most parents, I am concerned about his future. It’s not easy nowadays, it’s hard, I’d even say impossible to “make it” nowadays. So I pray to God, spend time with Aaron, and believe – with men it’s impossible, but with God – all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).