Do you remember the elementary school love note? “Do you love me, yes or no? Check one please.” They left no room for confusion and you had a fifty/fifty chance of getting the answer you wanted. Sometimes we ask complicated questions when a simple yes or no question will suffice.
When we face difficulties in life or hard situations, we tend to ask a million and one questions. How am I ever going to get through this? What am I going to do? What should I have done differently? The only problem with those questions is they don’t factor in God. The weight of those questions falls at our feet and focuses on what we can do. The first question we need to ask ourselves is “Is there a limit to God’s power?” A. W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” No matter the situation, God is more than enough to handle it. Luke 1:37 tells us “Nothing is impossible with God.” Nothing means “no thing, the absence of something.” There’s no room for discussion here. It’s pretty definitive. No matter what your situation is nor how impossible it may appear for you, it isn’t impossible for Him.
Can you imagine how Moses felt when he came to the Red Sea? He had thousands upon thousands of people following him and he led them to a dead end. Can’t you just hear the women in the crowd, “You should have asked for directions!” That would have been embarrassing at the very least, but he quickly realized he had bigger problems. The Egyptian army was in hot pursuit, determined to take them back into bondage and march them right back to Egypt or kill them where they stood. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. It couldn’t get any worse. If Moses had fully relied upon himself, we would have read about the biggest massacre in Biblical history taking place that day; however, Moses knew better than to rely on his own strength. He turned to the One who was known for making a way where there seemed to be no way, and God didn’t let him down [Exodus 14:1-31].
Are you facing a difficult situation right now? Is life just hard? Don’t fret. Hear the words of Moses from Exodus 14:13 and know they are for you today as much as they were for the Israelites the day he spoke them, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.” There is no limit to the power of our God. He is not confined to the laws of nature He put in place. He is the way maker. Will you trust Him with your situation today? Are you willing to stand and trust Him? He’s ready if you are.
I’m thinking of Joshua and the Gibeonites. It would have made such a huge difference if he had consulted God on the issue. Instead he did not and disobedience dogged the nation for generations. Great post.
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