Saturday, April 5, 2008

Possibilities

"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37

Do you find yourself with a running dialogue in your head? It says something like this, "I can't do this." "There is no way over this hurdle." "Things will never work out." "I might as well give up."

I have many, many days like this. In fact, this week has been one of those weeks! I look at my almost 17 year old who struggles just to read and write, and I feel hopelessness. I look at my 15 year old, whose anxiety disorder has been flaring up big time the past month and feel fear for him. I see our church which may be without a place to meet beginning in June and feel worry. I look at our checkbook the day after Dan gets paid and see that we only have $100 to live on for the next two weeks and feel gut-wrenching anxiety.

However........

With the Lord all things are possible! If we are walking in faithfulness and in His will, he will provide. The Lord gives us the tools to accomplish His will in our lives. He wants us to trust Him and step out in faith. I may not see the end of the road on many of these issues but I know that the Lord loves me, my children and my church and He desires only good things for us. So I'm trusting that He will work out the circumstances.

So....

For Nathan, I will continue to faithfully teach him and provide him opportunities to learn real-life skills.

For Stephen, I will continue to encourage him and be patient with his irrational anxieties (a tough one for me).

For our church, faithfully pray that the Lord will provide for our congregation.

For our finances, be faithful in cutting corners and trust that the Lord will provide for our every need.

How about you? Do you believe that the Lord will work things out in His perfect timing?

Do you see the possibilities in your circumstances?