This past week alone, I have been met once again with the reality that God is the God of the impossible. In fact, impossible is not in His vocabulary.
For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37
This week, I have encountered lives that the world might deem a lost cause completely turned around, redeemed, and in love with God. I have heard testimonies of wild breakthroughs. I have seen healing, emotional and physical. And, I have been reminded of how God has moved in my own life. What we deem as "impossible" in our lives is really no match for the power of God. Heaven lives by a different reality, and as children of God, we are called to live by a different reality too.
It struck me again this week how often we can take an earthly mentality and apply it to our faith. If it doesn't make sense in the world, or if it offends our mind, we can be quick to write it off. However, God is calling us to let our faith define our reality. Who God is and His truth is our compass, even when it's not in the environment around us. This is heaven on earth. I often feel we are living our lives in a constant undoing of sorts. We were brought into a world that for the most part functions and lives by its own rules and standards. However, as we draw nearer to God and our hearts are continually met by truth, layers fall off and perspectives change as we see Jesus. We are brought into alignment with how God truly intended us to live life.
In our "impossibilities," even if we are still waiting to see changes with our physical eyes, we can see breakthrough with our spiritual eyes. Too, I have been reminded this week that sometimes, we need to step into the truth and the promises of God before we actually see the answer. This is faith. Scripture declares that those who hope in the Lord shall not be put to shame.
As Scripture says, "Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame. Romans 10:11
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24
One of the translations for the New Testament Greek word for "hope" is elpizó, which is defined as this: "to hope, actively waiting for the fulfillment about the faith He has inbirted through the power of His love." (HELPS Word-studies) We can have confident assurance that He will move. His timing is perfect.
So, if you are facing an "impossible" circumstance in your life at the moment, it's not impossible for God. Truly, it's not. I am reminding myself of this. This moment of waiting is a beautiful moment to strengthen our faith and hope in Him, press in, declare His promises, and watch Him come through. He will not forget or forsake the one He loves. Join me in believing and trusting the goodness of our Father.