Against all odds
We all tend to look at the world, assume insurmountable odds, and then conclude it is impossible. Our backs are against the wall, we lose hope, and we feel discouragement, maybe even hopelessness. Over your head in debt? Facing foreclosure? No job? Maybe you’re at a job you despise and see no solution? Well, whether you are barely surviving or facing disaster, there is always hope. Do you serve a BIG God or a little one?
The economy may be in despair, jobless numbers may keep rising, the financial markets may keep bouncing around like a yo-yo, and the housing market could remain for many more years. What does this mean for you? Does God care about you? Why isn’t He answering your prayers? Is He teaching you some sort of lesson? Punishing you, maybe?
We all have these thoughts from time to time, but know this: God is there! You are the center of His attention and He is still in the business of miracles! He wants you to succeed! He wants to position you to be in the right place at the right time for just the right opportunity. He is preparing your way and knows well ahead of time your next moves even before you make them. He can do anything and everything.
The math doesn’t add up
I have seen firsthand, people get out of debt when there was no way, pay the bills when there wasn’t enough income, get a dream job when they saw no light at the end of the tunnel, and prosper when they had all but given up. The God we serve operates in an economy where the math just doesn’t add up.
Take for example Mark 6:34-44: Jesus needs to feed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Insurmountable odds? Impossible? Try it yourself: Go bake 5 loaves of bread and cook two fish and tell me how you could feed 5,000 people. I’m still waiting…
You can’t do it, but He can! In God’s economy 5 + 2 = 5,000 with leftovers (Remember, Jesus fed 5,000 people and filled twelve baskets with the leftovers). They actually had more food after feeding 5,000 people than before. God is glorified through defying impossible odds.
It’s true God’s math doesn’t add up, instead it multiplies! So keep hope. Whether you are struggling to make ends meet, need a desperate change of events, or feel like there is no end in sight, He is preparing you for the next journey. Take action, make progress, and keep moving forward, He is waiting on you to catch up to Him!