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Making the Impossible Possible

posted Feb 25, 2018, 2:35 PM by web feat
It's easy in difficult times to give up, to think there is no hope. But the Scriptures give us some vivid examples of God making the impossible possible when one is willing to believe. Consider Abraham:

When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”

Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said...

...But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God. [From Eugene Peterson's "The Message," Romans 4]

God's plans for our lives may be different than His plans for Abraham, but He is no less present. 

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