"Jesus looked at them intently and said, Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”--Mark 10:27(NLT)
Recently, our dear mail carrier, "Mr. D", shared a YouTube video with us. The video, titled "A Shadow of a Doubt" featured a spoken word artist, Joseph Solomon. If you have a moment, please check it out. I'm sure it will be a blessing to you.
Doubt has been around for a long time, as it was first introduced by Satan in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 2, God spoke and gave Adam instructions, guidelines, and parameters about what was permissible and what was not. Yet, in Genesis 3:1, the serpent introduces doubt:
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"--Genesis 3:1(NIV)
Hear the subtlety of the enemy. Be mindful of his tricks. The word of God describes him as "more crafty". His goal is to get us to doubt and question God's word. He looks for entry points; areas of weakness, distress, confusion, and brokenness to introduce doubt. It is in these moments that we must remember, rely, and lean on the word of God. Even in the "impossible" situations where it may be simply to easy to find reason to doubt--trust the God of the impossible! Nothing is impossible or too hard for Him. Rather than embracing doubt, activate your faith! Faith muzzles confusion and cancels doubt. If you are struggling with doubt or pessimism, you can overcome it with the word of God.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess that I am struggling with doubt in the area of_______________________ in my life. I decree that you are the God of truth and endless possibilities. There is nothing too hard for you. I repent of doubt now and I turn to your word. I pray that you would uproot the spirit of doubt in my life now, restore hope and faith. I command the intrusive thoughts of doubt and pessimism to go now, in Jesus' name. I receive the word of God and apply his promises of God to my life. Amen.
We serve a God who specializes in the impossible!
Thank you again to Mr. D for sharing the "Good News"!