Some trials in life seem impossible. . .some hurts too deep. . .some sins too great.
When life itself feels harder than hard, it is easy to be discouraged. It’s easy to wonder if God is working when we do not see His hand.
For me, I trust that God can work in any situation. I remember how He parted the Red Sea and closed the lions mouths. I know He is a mighty and powerful God.
But, still, I doubt.
I know that He can work, but I doubt that He will. I doubt that He will work in the way I know He should. (Oh, my shameful pride!)
My doubt is not innocent. It is ugly.
My doubt reveals what I believe about the very character of God. It shows that, deep down, I do not fully believe that God loves me and wants His best for me.
The only remedy for my wandering heart is the truth of the Cross.
My sins were the most impossible situation there ever was. I was completely dead, and there was nothing I could do to bring myself back to life. I was a hopeless case.
But God. . .
His mercy and love reached down to the grave I chose to live in. He made me alive through Christ. He healed me through the pain and disgrace of the cross.
Is there anything God cannot do?
If He could change my wayward heart, there is no heart beyond His reach.
When the sins seem too many. . .
When a marriage is too full of pain. . .
When a child seems beyond reach. . .
When the words have cut too deep. . .
When a heart is too hard. . .
When there is nowhere to turn. . .look to the cross.
Remember the death that accomplished the most impossible miracle ever imagined, and cling to the grace that gives life.
God loves you. God loves me. God loves those we love.
Our very faith is a gift of God’s grace. Nothing could be more miraculous. We must believe the love that would offer us such a gift can – and will – work everything for our own good and His own glory.
Trust in the impossible work of God’s grace.