It wasn’t just in between the lines. Her despair was the breath of every word on the page. Circumstances loomed their dark angry clouds over her family and hope seemed a mere flicker of the distant past.
He’s leaving. It’s too late. It’s too far gone. There is nothing I can say to change it. Nothing I can do to fix it. Even God can’t fix this now.
My heart is painfully familiar with her feelings. I’ve felt the pelting rain of the storm and cried the burning tears of betrayal. I’ve fallen prey to the fear that whispers lies into the darkness. My soul longs to give her a magic pill or best selling book that will push the storm clouds out of the valley. But that I can not offer.
All I have is a Savior. A God who loves me (and her) not because of who am I, but because of who HE is.
A God who is mighty to save. (Zeph 3:17)
A God who will rescue me, protect me and answer me. A God who will be with me in the darkness. (Psalm 91:14-16)
Who am I to doubt His ability to save? Is He not who He says He is? Is He not the same God who brought the Isrealites out of egypt, parted the Jordan river, and made barren women mothers?
And if He is that same God, why on earth would it EVER cross my mind that He’s not able to change my circumstances?
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Either every word in the Bible is true or every word is a lie. It can’t be both. He is either God or He’s not. There is no in-between.
The same God who makes the wind and waves obey Him, will save those who cry out to his name. (Psalm 34:17) He’s not less today. I just don’t bother to ask Him to be more. Or worse, I just give up! Unwilling to have the faith He’s asking for.
God worked in the lives of Old Testament people who had faith. (Hebrews 11) He didn’t use kings, mighty warriors, perfect wives. He used broken, imperfect people. Unlikely riff raff that all had one thing in common: faith. They believed God and mountains moved. Families were saved.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
I don’t have to be able to see HOW He will do it or WHY He will do it. I just have to believe He will do it.
Do you REALLY believe Him?
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What do you think keeps us from believing God? What do you find it hard to believe God for?
You fought but you were just too weak So you lost all the things you tried to keep Now you’re on your knees You’re on your knees
But wait everything can change In a moments’ timeYou don’t have to be afraid’ Cause fear is just a lie Open up your eyes And He’ll break open the skies to save Those who cry out His name The one the wind and waves obey Is strong enough to save you
Lyrics by Tenth Avenue North, Strong Enough to Save