Believe It or Not

Day by Day Devotions

Limp as a ragdoll and unable to move, I sat in my recliner and planned a bicycle ride. Myasthenia gravis robbed my strength and I was barely able to walk. Yet I believed God promised me one year of Sabbath rest, my personal Jubilee. So I planned a faith ride. On July 10, after exactly one year of severe physical limitations, I straddled my road bike, clipped in my shoes and pedaled seven miles. Are you believing God for things you can accomplish with sufficient effort and discipline? Or are you believing a big God who can do the impossible?

Matthew [19:28], “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” ESV

What impossible situation are you facing?

  • A diagnosis
  • Financial hardship
  • Relationship strain
  • Destructive habits
  • Depression
  • Grief

Remember, we serve a God who brings dead things to life: dead relationships, dead bodies and dead souls.

Romans [4:17], “…even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.” NASB

Alice in Wonderland was a doubter. The Queen of Hearts told her, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” And she did it by intentionally practicing.

CHALLENGE

  1. Can you name six impossible things you will believe God for?
  2. Write Ephesians [3:20] below your list.

 

Vickie Henderson