God can do the undoable

In Luke Chapter 18, verse 17, He [Jesus] said, “The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.” [King James Bible]

Knowing God and believing in Him links you to His might and His power to overcome obstacles that seem impossible to beat. We may do all we can, trying to think of solutions and ways out. But our challenges remain.

Or we may be weakened by wrong choices and behaviors that lead to destruction in our lives. We may really want to change, but keep on doing what we’ve been doing that hasn’t helped us.

What can we do? How can we fight back what haunts us? How can we resist the desire to give up when we’ve failed so many times to change ourselves?

I love God and I know God, but I do still struggle. Hurt and fear and pain are a part of my life. I am sensitive and vulnerable. I have come to the end of my rope many times, and it’s God who has helped me and soothed me and comforted me. It is God who has saved me from myself and loved me all along. I don’t deserve His help and His love. I’ve done wrong things over and over again. I’ve had wrong thoughts that I would be ashamed to have revealed.

I am presently in tatters, but I know God will lift me up out of this pit because He is faithful, He’s done it before and He’ll do it again. I don’t know what my future holds, but I know that God will be with me, and He’ll make a way for me, even though I can’t see it now.

Whatever you are facing, no matter how big it seems to be, no matter what you fear might happen or what is already on your doorstep, go to God! Pray, telling Him plainly what is wrong. God can handle anything you have to say. Read the Bible, it will give you strength. Remember that reading the Bible involves more than your intellect. It is a spiritual activity, and you will learn about God not only in your mind but also in your spirit.

Cling to God. Tell Him the things you can’t tell anyone else. Give yourself that release, and know that you can trust Him with every part of you.

Bring those impossible situations in your life to God. You’ve done all you can do, or you don’t know what to do, or you’re too weak to do what you think you need to do.

In Psalms Chapter 16, verses 1-2, it says:  I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my Rock, in Whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. [NIV Bible]

I don’t know about you, but I need a “Rock” in my life. I need help when there’s trouble, and I need to take refuge in God. Let HIm do the undoable for you!

God loves me today, even though He knows what I’ll do tomorrow

I struggle with destructive habits. I didn’t bother to make any New Year’s resolutions, because I know what I need to do, and I’m not yet prepared to do it.

Writing this blog involves revealing a lot about myself. I have not yet gotten to the point where I can plainly say some uncomfortable truths. But I’m getting there. And I know God wants me to be honest, because being honest is a kind of freedom. And that honesty can free other people who struggle with similar problems.

I want you to know how fallible I am. Even though my pride rises up and I want to keep my faults hidden. There are things I want to change about myself, but I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to. But I do know that the only way I’ll be able to change is by following God. My own devices haven’t worked, or when they did work, they didn’t work for long.

I’m always left further down the road, going the wrong way, the way I know like the back of my hand. My resolutions and good intentions fall away under the pressures of everyday life.

Maybe I’ll be forced to change. Maybe the part of me that wants to be different will conquer the part that reserves the option to have crutches to lean on.

The mess inside of me God knows through and through. That is a comfort to me because someone really knows me, someone understands me. And He’s not heading for the door when He sees the worst.

My hands aren’t clean. I could help myself more than I do. I give into temptation and I go back to square one. And God is there, ready to help me start again. He has mercy on me, even though I know I have disappointed Him and rebelled against His leading,

God dusts me off and puts me back on my feet. Even though I don’t deserve it, He renews me. And He will do the same for you.

In Isaiah Chapter 40, verses 29-31, it is written:

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. [NIV Bible]