God said to Jeremiah, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3). We need to step outside our box of comfort and disbelief and invoke God’s plan for our lives, which is to have life and have it more abundantly. We need to believe in the supernatural power of Christ Jesus.
God makes the impossible possible. Jesus walked on water, parted the Red Sea, restored sight to those who were blind, turned water into wine, made a lame man walk, and raised those who were dead back to life! So what makes you think God can’t fix the situation that you are going through?
What Do You Beleive?
Have you believed the lies of Satan? Are you leaning on your own (mis)understanding or the supposed wisdom and knowledge of human beings? God asks, “Is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27). The answer is: absolutely not!
But we sometimes think and act like some things are too hard for the Lord. Don’t you know that when you are going through tough times, God is there to help you? All we have to do is ask and believe. God asks us to have faith the size of one of the smallest seeds known, the mustard seed. He knows how weak we are, but in Him, we are strong. When the mustard seed matures, it becomes a mighty tree.
Sometimes we get weary waiting on the Lord to deliver us from our situation, but just be patient. When you feel weak, isolated, and alone, and Satan is trying to fill your mind with doubt, especially about how much God loves you, pray that God will help your unbelief. The Bible tells the story of how God instructed the children of Israel to march around the walled city of Jericho for one week (see Joshua 6:3, 4; Hebrews 11:30). After marching around the city for seven days, the Lord told them to blow the trumpet and shout unto the Lord, and the walls would come tumbling down. God did as He promised.
You must be willing to submit totally to God’s will and believe in His promises. I ask, “What walled city are you marching around today?” Is it the wall of depression, helplessness, and despair over that final that you took, or are you getting ready to take in school? Are you marching around a wall of hurt and anger from a failed relationship—marriage, family, or friend? Are you marching around a wall of bad decisions you have made financially or otherwise? Whatever is behind that wall and hindering you from moving forward in the will of God today, I say to you, “Keep on marching!” Even if you are receiving past-due notices, keep on marching!
You still don’t see God moving? Just keep on marching to the end. And when you reach the end of the seventh time around your walled city, lift your voice and shout! Give God the glory, and see the salvation of the Lord coming through. And when those walls come tumbling down, be sure that you give God the highest praise, which is Hallelujah! Always believe, and remember that the unbelievable is conceivable with God.
Mark 9:23, 24: “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
James 2:18, 19: “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Exercise your faith daily. Stop, look, and listen for the direction of God.
This article is dedicated to my mom, Elsie M. Chaffin, for her love and prayers throughout my life.