Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nothing Is Too Hard

If I can believe that God created the heavens and the earth in just six days or that He provided His only Son to die on the rugged cross for all sin for all time or that He once walked this earth in the form of man healing the sick and saving the lost or that The Holy Bible is His inspired Word ~ if I can believe all of those things and I wasn’t even present for them ~ then why do I have so much trouble believing that God can heal broken hearts and broken dreams?

I have a friend who is struggling with the break up of her family ~ she sees little if any hope that things can be righted. And knowing the circumstances ~ I find myself viewing this situation as pretty hopeless as well. And I’m ashamed of that ~ because I do believe in a God of miracles ~ a God that can do anything at anytime. God inspired Biblical writers to pen the word "faith" 247 times ~ so He was surely trying to make a huge point ~ to have faith.

Webster defines faith as "a firm belief in something for which there is no proof." I have a firm belief that there is a Heaven and a Hell ~ but I can’t see the proof. I believe God tells me He loves me in so many ways but I’ve never "audibly" heard His voice. I know that Jesus Christ walked on water and fed two fishes and five loaves to thousands of people ~ but I wasn’t present for either miracle. James 1:6-7 says Let him ask in faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think he shall receive any thing of the Lord. I have to believe with out the proof ~ as does my friend ~ as does everyone. Looking to Christ and not the circumstances ~ trusting and believing ~ and trusting some more. May we all claim how God beautifully sums it up in Jeremiah 32:27 ~ Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

7 Thoughts On The Matter:

karin said...

It's really hard to watch these tragic events happening to people we love and care for. May the Lord give you wonderful words of hope and comfort to speak into their lives!

Deborah said...

Your post made me think of the song I wrote for Aliene, so although it's for her, I was thinking of you too, my friend

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When my oldest son was in kindergarten he quoted the above Bible verse to a child. It turned out the child was taught that God does not exsist. My son declared his heart believed and trusted in a God he couldn't see with his little blue eyes. If we could all have faith like that of a child.
God bless you Cathryn and give you the words to speak to your friend. God bless your friend with faith to change the things that only HE can change.
You are a blessing to me dear friend.
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

Cindy said...

It is hard to look with human eyes at circumstances that seem impossible. So I usually just relay to God how difficult I think something is. And then I just ask Him to come and take over and just be huge. And that by doing so no one can doubt for one moment that it was anything other than His doing.

I always enjoy seeing your new blog designs. It is always so cute.

Have a wonderful weekend.

susansspace said...

I loved this post, Cathryn, and the verse from Jeremiah is a good reminder that our God is able...nothing is too hard for Him!
Have a great weekend!
Susan

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Thanks for the encouraging post.... I needed this reminder:) We have less than 20 days left on our lease, and don't know what the next little while holds for us(as far as housing). Please be in special prayer. We came here "by faith", and are continuing to trust.

Pilar Stark said...

Yeah,it is amazing how simple we are. Just looking around and seeing His creation should be enough to never doubt, still we do, and even with little things.
I many times play in times like this "Increase my faith Lord"