You hear the doctor’s voice, but it has become distant, you can no longer make out the words. It is as though he is in another room. The doctor continues to speak directly to you, however the last words you remember him saying is, “She has six to twelve months to live.”
The voice mail was so sweet, innocent, playful, the last words you heard from the greatest person that ever walked into your life was, “I love you.”, and you never heard from her again. The police report said she simply vanished.
One wife, two children and a mortgage. In one short exchange, four days before Christmas, you went from a six figure annual salary, with a car, a posh office, travel and other perks, and five minutes later you were walking out the door with a box of mementos, no severance, no vacation pay, Merry Christmas.
No additional treatment will heal her, no middle of the night phone call will bring her back, no words of encouragement can be deposited into the bank account.
When all you have is belief, it is enough.
A father brings his son to Jesus. The boy is writhing, foaming at the mouth. When the boy is near fire or water, he throws himself into the flames to burn himself, or the river to drown himself, as though controlled by a demon.
The father looks at Christ and says, “Have mercy on us and do something if you can.” Christ looks at the father and says, “Anything is possible if you believe.” The father looks intently at Christ and almost begging says, “I do believe, but help my unbelief.”
That is where you and I live out our lives.
A small portion of belief and a large portion of unbelief.
The father could see no evidence that his son would be healed. He could see no results that the boy was even slightly better. He had no promise that all would be well momentarily.
All he had was his belief.
“Anything is possible if you believe.”
Kinda hard to misinterpret that.
Taken out of context it says, “Anything is possible if you believe.”
Taken in context it says, “Anything is possible if you believe.”
Turn the sentence around and it says, “If you believe, anything is possible.”
It has the same meaning.
Why are we, especially God’s people afraid to believe for the impossible?
We are given creative talents by a God that is unfathomable and we only believe for the smallest of dreams.
We are given the ability to create wealth as the Bible depicts and we settle for a safe amount.
We are given the vast limitless supply of hope, of which it’s value is so high it can not be measured, we have it and can not grasp it’s potential.
You may have been given the worst news, a devastating set back, a medical report that is bleak, a future that forecasts no job, guaranteed financial ruin, you will lose the house, lose the car, lose everything you have worked toward, the future looks impossible.
When all you have is belief, all things are possible.
You are not the loser, you are the winner.
You will not die, you will live.
As it was with Job, the second half of your life will be greater than the first half.
You have at your request the infinite resources of a Holy God and the only thing God asks…the only thing God wants…the only thing you need…is to believe.