Don’t Stop Believing

When you read the scripture that says “with God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26), what goes through your mind?  

Do you (like me for so many years) skip over it without a thought?  Do you simply enjoy having it as a cute little saying on your favorite coffee mug, or do you engage with it fully and allow the idea of the impossible happening in your life build faith and expectancy in you?  

Or do you feel a twinge of disappointment and a bit of unbelief?  

So many amazing people teach on and believe the goodness of God and the ability, by faith, to enter fully into His promises for life, but many honestly struggle when it comes to what seems like impossible situations in the natural.  

Sadly at times, my own unbelief has held me back from so much of what God wanted to do through me and to show me.  He has been pushing this button in me for the past few months, and I have become so convicted to believe Him fully when He says He will do something.

Nothing is impossible with God is not just a cute saying for a mug.  It is a truth that we are invited into every moment that we breath.

Numbers 23:19 is very clear that God is not a man that He should lie, or the son of man that He would change His mind.  

Luke 1:45 (ESV) says, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

God never lies, He doesn’t suddenly change His mind, and He always keeps His promises – and we are BLESSED when we believe this.

The devil likes to twist truth, however.  John 8:44 says that he is the father of lies and there is zero truth in him.  ZERO truth.  In fact, if you read the account of his interaction with Eve and Adam in the garden (when they ate the fruit in Genesis 3), he actually twisted the truth just enough to cause Eve to stumble over what God had really said.  He’s a liar, a twister of truth and all he knows how to do is pervert the good things that God has given.  In fact, the devil’s only power over a born-again Christian is deception.  

So of course the devil will make what appears in the natural as “impossible” to be too big for God.  Which then causes us to doubt God and opens the door to unbelief.

Unbelief makes us powerless and actually can become a stronghold if not dealt with.

What a jerk.

If you are struggling to believe that God can and desires to do the impossible in your life, allow me to offer you an injection of hope (because hope does not disappoint – Romans 5:5).  GOD NEVER LIES.

Engaging fully with this truth changes everything.

Sometimes, the very things that look the most impossible in the natural are the very things that God uses to confound the wise and show off His glory.  For example:  He caused a virgin to give birth.  He caused His son, Jesus, to be raised from the dead.  He caused the Red Sea to part, a young boy to kill a giant with just a sling shot and a few stones, and He caused the greatest Christian persecutor of the New Testament era to become one of the greatest Apostles in history.  And personally, I have seen Him heal people of incurable diseases, I have seen deaf ears opened, legs grow out, infertile women give birth and I have even been the recipient of some massive financial and naturally impossible miracles in my own life and body.  

Perhaps the greatest impossibility of all is the transformation of my own heart, life and nature when I surrendered my all to Him and died with Him to become His new creation (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:6; 2 Peter 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).  These scriptures are the very weapons that I use against the father of lies when he tries to tell me that I’m not good enough for God to do the impossible in my life.

I may not be good enough – but Jesus IN ME certainly is, and 1 John 4:17 tells me that as Jesus is, so am I in this world.

With my God, all things are possible.

Even better than I could ask, expect or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

As the band Journey would say, “Don’t stop believing…”  Let Him wash over you with His truth today as you open your heart to engage with His promises again.  What the Lord promises, He will indeed do!

 

~ Mandy Woodhouse

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