Saturday, 26 August 2017

God is Able

Scripture: Jeremiah 32 v 17: "Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee."

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered at the power and size of our God who has no beginning or end, and who created our Earth and every thing in the Cosmos? He stretched out His arm and by His Word all things were created.  He is a Spirit, not a flesh and blood person.  So everything we now see was once conceived in its spiritual form.

We are likewise spirit beings created in His image.  We acquired a soul which consists of emotions, intellect and will.  Our spirit is perfect, our soul is where our difficulties lie.  God made us bodies of flesh to manifest the condition of our soul and heal it.

Nothing is too difficult for Him. There is no death, pain or sickness in God. In order to comprehend the hardships of man in a sin-sick world He had to send His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to find out.

This is equivalent to a human becoming an ant to find out if they feel pain when someone stands on them or sprays insecticide on them. Do they feel pain, fear or sadness?  Only by being in their body and circumstances would a human truly know. This is how Jesus can say that He was tempted in every way we could be. He did this as Son of Man rather than Son of God.  He knows exactly how we feel because He experienced it, even death.

Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father and is constantly interceding for us with Him. As we pray for one another, for nations, for our eternal home, God receives our prayers through the Holy Spirit and Jesus advises Him on what that problem is like.

God does not withhold the answers but our faith and understanding and obedience either open the way to receiving, or to block it.   If we are negative, contradictory, doubtful or sceptical that becomes a blockage.  When answers take a long time coming we start to get very serious with God and He reveals the barriers in our lives and situations that need to change.

In Job 3 v 25: "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me."  Fear is the opposite of Faith.  The corollary of this verse is that which you greatly faith will come to you as well.  So when Jesus says, Fear not, we should listen and obey.

Nothing is too difficult for Him but the difficulties in us cause us to either submit or rebel. Through our Father's love and patience we grow through the problems into the person He wants us to become.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are unfathomable in Your depths and wisdom but Your love is everything to us. We pray for our hearts and minds to submit graciously to your will so that our needs will be met. In Jesus' name. Amen.