""Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?"
"Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
For with God nothing shall be impossible."
"For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
Ephesians 3:19, 20
Whatever God says is possible is possible. Whatever God says He will do, He will do. Whether man thinks it is available or not makes no difference. What counts is what God says IS possible.
When it comes to something like the new birth, man says it is impossible, for how can a person crawl back into his mother’s womb and get "born again"? This very idea is pure foolishness to the natural mind. Just as in the case of Mary becoming pregnant, it takes God doing whatever He deems needed and possible to carry out His Word.
Has God promised you anything? Has God told you something will happen or be done for you or your family? If God has spoken, it SHALL COME TO PASS no matter what it looks like to the senses. Our battle is one of not allowing the doubts and fears which our five senses bombard us with to usurp the Word of God He has given to us.
Faith is manifested through literally taking God at His Word and refusing to doubt what He has said. Just as the serpent planted doubts in Eve’s mind by saying "did God really say?", so the enemy constantly wants us to doubt the integrity of God’s Word in our lives. Sooner or later we must come to the point where we tell the enemy "SHUT UP".
I have known people who spent a lifetime questioning and doubting everything, including their own spiritual future. They never could really accept they were saved for it was not something they could see or handle with their five senses. Since they received no written contract directly from God in the mail, they could not believe it was legitimate. I pity such people.
Faith vs. the five senses has been the battle since the Garden of Eden and will continue to be until the Lord returns. At times it seems like we are surrounded by a billion mosquitoes buzzing around our heads, each one trying to succeed in sucking the spiritual life out of us. At times it seems there is no rest from the constant doubts that buffet our minds regarding every aspect of our lives.
Abraham’s wife Sarah laughed at God’s Word regarding the birth of a son. After all, they were nearly a hundred years old when God gave them the promise. I am sure David had plenty of time to question whether Samuel had gotten into the wine too much as he spent years of his life being anything but a king. I am sure Peter and the other disciples spent their time behind closed doors after the death of Jesus wondering what kind of cult they had gotten themselves into.
We may have a few reservations once in awhile but the key is to not allow them to lodge in our minds and cause us to doubt God’s Word. Abraham NEVER gave up on God’s Word to him. David NEVER gave up on God’s Word to him. Peter NEVER gave up on God’s Word to him. No matter how dire the circumstances became, these people refused to declare spiritual bankruptcy and walk away from God. May we learn from them and vow to follow their examples.
Far too often we are tempted to get discouraged and walk away from God because of what we "see" around us. Our circumstances don't appear to change or... may even worsen! We see evil in the world. We see good things happening to others such as they have instantaneous healing, they get a new job, some benevolent person unknown to them leaves them a fortune... LOL, you know what I mean.
Then we cry out, "Lord, where are you? Don't you hear me? " This is where faith comes into play. We trust in the promises of God, regardless of what we see with our eyes. Abraham heard the promise over and over again in regards to Isaac. He waited, not hours, not days but years. He had hundreds of servants and no doubt there were many children born within his "household" during that time. He even had a child by Hagar but his own beloved Sarah remained barren.
In God's time, not Abraham's, Sarah conceived and bore a child, even though, as the Bible says that the way of women had ceased with her meaning it was no longer possible for her to have a baby. That matters not to God! He does it HIS way and in HIS time, not ours. So, we must put our hand in His and continue to trust Him and follow Him, wherever He leads us!
Dear Blessings 2 You--We humans are a fickle, nonsensical lot most of the time where the things of God are concerned. On one hand, I'll say that I believe He spoke the entire universe in to being, then I'll doubt whether He is able to see me through some medical crisis. I'll quote, "For God so loved the world. . . ," then I'll wonder if He'll accept me back when I stray. I'll read Jeremiah 29:11-13, then I'll doubt whether God considers me significant enough to be with me when I'm facing some crisis or the other. I'll think of 1 John 1:9, then fret about whether He'll forgive me for doubting Him in all of those other situations. Go figure!!!