In recent weeks, I have had a whole host of problems hitting me from every side. Things that have been accumulating for some time. Every problem seems bleak, as if there is no way out, no way to turn it around. However I know that these circumstances, these situations, are just facts. And facts are subject to change to the truth.
The truth is not those bills lying on the desk. The truth is not the family member who left and shows no signs of coming home. The truth is not the declarations that people have made about me.
No, the truth is what the Word of God says. The Word of God and the words from God’s mouth–they are the only truths. I know that if my situation doesn’t look like the Word, then those circumstances are not the truth. They are merely facts.
The Word of God makes possibilities out of impossibilities. Through the Word of God, impossibilities are made possibilities. There are no impossibilities with God. He doesn’t know the meaning of that word.
Jesus died on the cross to give you health, abundance, prosperity, wholeness, to take your griefs, your sorrows, your pains, your aches and so much more. We have a covenant with God–an even better one than the children of Israel had.
He has made you promises. Promises to deliver you, to save you, to heal you, to protect you, to redeem you, but most people today believe that God doesn’t want to fulfill His promises to us. They believe that God is out to get us.
God is not out to get you. God is not mad at you. Let’s go to the Word to see what God says:
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness,” (Isaiah 41:10 KJV).
“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee,” (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV).
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict,” (Job 37:23 KJV).
What did you learn from these Scriptures? God loves you with an everlasting love. His plans are not to harm you. He has not afflicted you nor will He. Instead He wants to help you and strengthen you.
He sent His Son--His sinless, blameless Son--to the cross to take your sins–past, present and future. While on the cross, He took your sicknesses, your diseases, your debt, your sorrows and griefs and any other problem you may have as well. He died, traveled down to hell, where He took back the keys to abundant life from satan. Then Jesus rose from the dead and made a new covenant with us.
Jesus said in John 10:10 (KJV) “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Are you living an abundant life? Or does your life look as if a cyclone hit it, leaving a total mess wherever you go? For most people, the answer is the latter. They aren’t living the abundant life that Jesus died for. They don’t even know He died for more than our sins and our one-way ticket to Heaven.
But it is time that they did. It is time for people to face impossibilities with the knowledge that God can change impossibilities into possibilities. What is impossible to man is possible to God. Nothing is impossible unto God.
We will all face impossible situations in our lives, both the sinner and the saved, but it is the way we react to them that is the difference. We can believe that God can turn the impossibilities into possibilities, or we can just accept the impossibilities as fact.
A person who is diagnosed with a deadly disease can either accept that he is going to die, or he can use the Word of God, God’s express will, to change the situation.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; (Psalm 103:3)
For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; (Jeremiah 29:11a)
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (III John 2)
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24).
It is God’s will to heal...every time. And a person who knows that will go to the Word and confess healing scriptures over his life. He will play healing scripture tapes while he sleeps. He will listen to teaching tapes on healing in the car and every chance he gets throughout the day. He will do this until his circumstances conform to the truth of the Word of God, until his situation fully looks like the Word of God says it should.
We will be able to turn our impossibilities into possibilities when we take a promise from God concerning our impossibilities and never let it go until our situation lines up with that promise.
It is when we are saturating ourselves with the Word about our circumstances–quoting it, praying it, meditating on it, listening to it on tape, reading it, that we will truly be applying our faith to it.
But the keys are to be constant and to never give up until what God promised becomes a reality.
Never give up because your breakthrough is right around the corner.