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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Facing the Impossible? Consider this ...

Hi Friends,

For all those facing the impossible today, here's a bit of truth, a bit of hope:

Excerpt from Waiting for Wonder:

Our God is the God of the impossible. He is the God of impossible promises.
            This is the God who said to a virgin through the angel Gabriel, “Look! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus” (Luke 1:31), and Mary conceived a son without ever having been with a man. Jesus was born.
            This is the God who provided a boatload of fish after a night when not a single one was caught (Luke 5; John 21), who calmed the storm when the disciples were certain they would drown (Mark 4), who healed a man born blind when no one had ever heard of that (John 9), who healed the incurable and drove out demons (Matt 8; Luke 17), who raised the dead (Mark 5; Luke 7; John 11).
            This is the God who promised he would “suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts, and be killed, and then, after three days, rise from the dead” (Mark 8:31) And he did.
            He rose! He rose from the dead to defeat death. He rose so that every other impossible promise could come true. He rose and now nothing else can ever be impossible. Now we can live in these impossible promises:

·      I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age. (Matt 28:20)
·      I will never leave you or abandon you. (Heb 13:5)
·      The one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6)
·      My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light. (Matt 11:30)
·      Whoever drinks from the water that I will give will never be thirsty again. The water that I give will become in those who drink it a spring of water that bubbles up into eternal life. (John 14:4)
·      Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. (Matt 7:7)
·      When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too. (John 14:3)
·      And all who have left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children, or farms because of my name will receive one hundred times more and will inherit eternal life. (Matt 19:29)
·      God is faithful. He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it. (1 Cor 10:13)
·      I assure you, whoever believes has eternal life. (John 6:47)
And so many, many more.
            Go ahead and laugh. It’s okay. But it’s even better to step out of your tent and go to him with your doubts, your discouragement, your fear of being disappointed yet again.
            Come, and believe this God of the impossible.

Jesus looked at them carefully and said,
“It’s impossible for human beings. But all things are possible for God.”

Matthew 19:26