If there's one thing God has spoken to me repeatedly through all of my Advent devotions, it's this truth from Luke. Our God is the God of the impossible. Throughout the Bible, every person that God used in mighty and powerful ways faced an impossibility that they had to trust God about. In every situation, God kept His Word and His promises.
In two thousand and fourteen, I've seen some big answers to prayers that I've prayed for years and years. Yet, there remains a couple at the top of my list that I haven't seen answers to yet. One in particular, the enemy has been taunting and tempting me to give up on. I've found that my best response to the enemy is to go to God and admit my doubt, admit my unbelief, admit my frustration about praying the same thing day after day, year after year. "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief" may just be six of the most honest and powerful words in the Bible.
I'm so thankful that God's Word is a rock beneath my feet that is unshakeable and immovable. When my emotions say to quit believing, to give up, I cling to the firm foundation of the truth, of the Word. When it says NOTHING is impossible, the Word gives one exception. "It is impossible for God to lie", Hebrews 6:18 declares. In the Amplified Bible it goes on to say that it is impossible for God to ever prove false or to deceive us. Then it says that we who run to Him for refuge have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before us. WOW! Isn't it amazing that He even provides the hope we need in order to not give up! I'm choosing to grasp and hold fast to hope right now. I'm choosing to trust in the God who cannot lie and in the unchangeable truth of His Word. I'm choosing to keep praying for the the things that look impossible to my physical eyes, that seem impossible to my unsteady emotions.
I know some of you are facing impossibilities, too. You are weary from years of praying and crying out to God, but not seeing answers. I pray that these truths from God's Word have been as encouraging to you as they have been to me. I'm believing that we will all be filled with God's peace, that we will all grasp firmly to the hope appointed for us by God Himself in our praying and waiting.
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