It Seems Impossible...But God Can...
And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb. Romans 4:19 (NLT)
Is there something in your life right now that seems impossible?
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Something like having a baby when you are a hundred years old.
There is a story in the bible of an old man and his wife. Both were well past the age of having children, in fact they were in their nineties, but God promised them there children would be as many as the sands on the seashore.
The old woman actually laughed when she heard this. Wouldn’t you?
If God told you he wouldn’t only do the impossible but fulfill all your wildest dreams wouldn’t you laugh?
It was impossible but God did it. (<-- Tweet this)
He gave this old couple a child when there is no way they should have been able to give birth naturally.
God can but that doesn’t always mean he does. (<-- Tweet this)
This is the reality that every person has to come to terms with at some point.
God can heal my husbands’ cancer but he hasn’t. God can give you the job of your dreams but he doesn’t have to.
I sometimes wonder if Abraham hadn’t had a child at 100 what would have happened. What the bible would have recorded in Hebrews?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and I think that even if Abraham didn’t have a child in his old age it would still have read and Abraham’s faith did not weaken.
Even if Abraham had died childless I believe his faith would never have waivered that God could still fulfill his promise to him.
Abraham might not have known how God would have done it but he would have believed that God could. Would have put his hope in the fact that God was in control.
Faith isn’t dependent on me it relies on God. (<-- Tweet this)
Faith believes that impossible is just an opportunity for God to do something outrageous and beautiful and breathtaking.
I don’t know what the thing is in your life that looks impossible right now.
You might even burst out laughing at the thought of God doing something to change your circumstances.
I want to encourage you that even if it seems impossible God can still do it.
Even if right now you’re laughing. God can.
Even if you’re thinking there is no natural way it will happen. God can.
It is impossible but God can do something outrageous and beautiful and breathtaking.
What is the impossible thing you’re asking God to do right now?
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