Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Impossible

So when I take showers, I like to listen to music. And today, as I was listening to my iHeart Radio Britt Nicole station, Kutless' song "What Faith Can Do." And it usually plays a lot. But today I actually listened to it. And I listened to it because I've been worried, and afraid lately because that friend that I mentioned in "Life Happened" is coming up this weekend and she has to give back some stuff of mine that I lent her a couple years back.
In the second verse, it says, "It doesn't matter what you've heard, impossible is not a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try..." That is so true. There are only two impossibilities in the entire universe:

  •  God cannot ever sin. For Him to sin is an impossibility. 
  •  Someone cannot ever lose their salvation. If they were to lose their salvation, it would mean that God broke His promise, which would mean that He would sin! Which stated above, is an impossibility.
And the Bible clearly states several times, "For with God nothing shall be impossible." 
And faith is asking God to do something great. So many things in the Bible happened because the people in involved had faith. You can turn just about anywhere in the Bible and find a story in which people had faith. One story that immediately comes to mind is found in Joshua 10, when Joshua and the Israelites are fighting the Amorites. This story might not be familiar to you so I'll tell it. 
Joshua had just defeated the city of Ai and another city called Gibeon had surrendered. And five kings heard of it. They wanted Gibeon back. So they made an alliance, and fought with Joshua. God told Joshua not to fear. And the army ran away from Joshua. But they kept fighting and Joshua asked God in verse 12 to make the sun and moon stand still. So God made the sun and moon stand still for a whole day. And Joshua won the battle.
So... faith. There are so many stories in the Bible. Abraham and Sarah; Abraham and Isaac; and so many other stories. In Hebrews 11, known as the Hall of Faith, you can find many of the famous ones. But there are so many more. 
Faith is very powerful. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." It's a very good reason why Christianity has lasted so long, despite all the persecutions and politics and making it illegal in many countries. People have faith to go to those countries, willing to be persecuted and tortured. But they know and believe that through all their persecutions, Christ will be glorified and souls will be saved. Faith is very powerful.
So if faith is so powerful, why don't we ever have it and use it? Sometimes life can be a real pain, and we think that it's all over, but it's not. God keeps us alive when we're facing troubling times because He knows that we can be used for His glory and that we can make it through. It just takes belief.
Much like Job. God let Satan send trials into his life, and Job made it through. Why? Because he believed that God was still good and that there was a reason for his suffering. 
And sometimes, people give up and commit suicide. And God doesn't want that. I bet that when people do that, He asks them, "Why didn't you have faith in me? I could've brought you through if you had just had faith and let me do my work." 
For the longest time, I didn't have faith in God. I kept asking Him, "Why?!" It wasn't for years that I began to have faith, that I began to trust Him. And now, as life happens, I'm beginning to trust Him more and more. 

There are so many examples in the Bible. Go look them up and read them. God put them in the Bible for a reason. You have a purpose. Don't lose faith in God just because life gets you down.