Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Is anything impossible?

Matthew 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

How do you view life? Are there things in your life that look impossible to you? Do you believe in a God that can do anything?

I know there have been times in my life recently that I have had to face these questions and decide what I believed. About five months ago, my husband was asked to voluntarily resign his job. When we prayed, we believed the Lord was telling us that Jeremy should not go and find a new job, but that we should start a web design business. My husband has a degree in computer technology, so this was definitely a possibility. As I am sure most of you know, though, it can take a year or more for a new business to begin to see profit.

I work very part time at our local Healing Rooms. We had no other income. I must also tell you that we had gotten very satisfied with the finances that were coming in. We were definitely not making a ton of money, but we were surviving well. We could pay all of our bills, buy food and necessities, and save a little for a vacation or a rainy day. Obviously, that all ended when he was asked to leave.

We were now faced with a decision. Do we trust that we are hearing God and go for it or do we take the safe and logical step and have Jeremy find a new job?

Most of me wanted to believe God, but part of me wanted the safe side. We did choose to believe what the Lord had said and we have been walking that out for the last five, actually it is almost six months.

We have had some hard times. Times when our cupboards and refrigerator was bare and there was no money. We had to let our house payment go 30 days late once.

Just so you know, that was probably the hardest for me. I was raised that you just do not allow you bills to be unpaid. I always knew I could go to my mom and dad's house and be fed, but there was nothing I could do about the house payment.

But through all of that, God has been faithful. We received gift cards for one of our local grocery stores either anonymously or with a card for Christmas. My in-laws came and bought us a bunch of food one time while we went out of town for my Grandma's memorial service. We have received gifts of money at different times. The Lord provided Jeremy with different jobs.

We were prayed over and give the scripture about the woman who was told to collect many pots and the oil would continue to flow into all the pots she had. So we became aware of all the different opportunities that were coming our way.

Jeremy now works three or four different small jobs. He is enjoying most of those more than he enjoyed his previous job. I have been offered another part-time job that will not take me from home and the Lord has given some other ideas about acquire funds. He IS GOOD!

My challenge for you today is two-fold. Look at your life and acknowledge the good. Do not look at your life and acknowledge the bad. And are you encountering what looks to be an impossible situation, give it to God. Trust that He loves you enough to make things good. One of my favorite scriptures during a rough period in my life was Romans 8:28. It says, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

Be purposefully and confident that God loves you and will cause all things to work together for your good.

1 comment:

redmaryjanes said...

We were in a very similar situation to yours a year ago. It was a little scary, but God provided and took care of us. I would pray for peace and he gave it to me. Everything that was critical was taken care of. We worked out payment plans for our cars and learned how to shop in a whole new way. I remember knowing in the core of my soul that God would take care of us, but I was still a little scared. It will be ok. I do believe that.