What “wall” stands between you and God’s blessing? Limited resources? Past failures? Does the job look too big and you feel too small? Rise up and say, “For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall.” Instead of accepting what your sight and your senses tell you, stand on the promises God has given you in His Word. On the other side of the wall there is victory for you. A.B. Simpson said, “You will never learn faith in comfortable surroundings.” It was after the disciples came through the storm that they asked, “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” (Mt 8:27). The One who commanded them to get into the boat knew there would be a storm, yet He sent them into it. Why? To develop their faith!
A little boy was crossing the ocean with his father, who was captain of the ship, when they ran into a terrible storm. The waves tossed them about like a cork and everyone was sick with fear. But he sat unafraid, his eyes directed toward a certain spot. When someone asked him why he was not afraid, he answered; “I have my eye on that little window. Through it I can see the bridge, and on that bridge is my father. He’s the captain of this ship. He has taken it through many storms and I know he will take it through this one too.” Rejoice, you will make it through this storm and get to the other side. God has promised it. Start saying, “By my God I can.”
Published on Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 7:51 AM CDT