Have you ever noticed how the credit card commercials come out in droves right around the holidays? It amazes me how our culture pushes debt so much. Maybe our national deficit wouldn’t be what it is if we focused more on getting debt free than getting in debt. I love the one with all of the warriors running through the streets and then they call out “What’s in your wallet?”
Today, I want to ask you “What’s in your hand?” What do you have to bring to the table? Look with me in 2Kings 13:14-17. King Jehoash is under attack from Aram. He is panicking. He comes rushing into Elisha’s room having what we like to call in the south a “hissy fit.” I can just see him pacing back and forth throwing his arms up in the air. Elisha is on his death bed, but King Jesoash doesn’t have time for Elisha to die. He’s in a crisis for crying out loud. What’s he to do? So much for resting in peace. Elisha’s faced with a king who needs to breathe in a brown bag just to be able to speak.
Elisha very calmly tells King Jehoash what to do. He had the king take what he had, a bow and arrow, and direct it towards the enemy. Elisha then placed his hand on top of the kings’ hand to shoot with him. Victory came. It didn’t make sense that he could defeat an army with one arrow, but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 says “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”
Think back through some of your favorite Bible stories and reflect on the miracles of God. None of them make sense to us, but they happened anyway. Sarah gave birth to a child in her 90s. Joshua’s army saw the walls of Jericho come tumbling down by marching around them and shouting. David killed a man nine feet tall with a rock and a slingshot. Peter walked on water. Jesus defeated Satan by dying on a cross. The list goes on and on. “Nothing is impossible with God” [Luke 1:37].
What are you facing today? Are you trying to do something you’ve never done before? Are you battling a situation that appears to have no solution? Whatever is before you isn’t an obstacle for the Lord. Pick up what you have and take it to the Lord. With Him by your side, placing His hand over yours, you are sure to experience victory, even when it doesn’t look like it. God specializes in the impossible. It’s where He does His best work!