Don’t Lose Heart
As society seems to be “going to hell in a handbasket” all around us, it is very easy to get discouraged and lose heart. Everything we see seems totally contrary on every front to a move of God and an “Awakening”. Yet as children of the Kingdom…how do we live? Do we walk by what we see in the natural; or by what we see by the eye of our faith with spiritual eyes? I am reminded of what Apostle Paul wrote concerning Abraham.
“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17 KJV
Even when Abraham was way too old in the natural to be the father of many nations, he believed God, because God calls things that be not as though they were. Too many of us call things that be as though they are…we talk about the things that the News Media and the Political Pundits ram down our throats 24x7; which are contrary to what the eye of faith sees and says. Look how the New Living Translation translates this verse.
“That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, ‘I have made you the father of many nations.’ This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.” Romans 4:17 NLT
This thought also makes me think of Mary and the Christmas Story. She came to a similar realization during her encounter with the angel Gabriel Remember she asked?
“Mary asked the angel, ‘But how can this happen? I am a virgin.’” Luke 1:34 NLT
As the angel answers her he gets to the point that he utters these words:
“And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God…For with God nothing will be impossible.’” Luke 1:35 & 37 NKJV
For With God Nothing Will Be Impossible!
We need to remind ourselves of that. No matter what we see around us…no matter how contrary what we see in the natural is to what we see in Scripture and by the eye of faith; God is still the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing. He has not changed…He is the same Yesterday, Today & Forever. Won’t He Do It? YES I say He will. No matter how bad it looks in the natural…believe God…Nothing is impossible with God…Do Not Lose Heart.