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, 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 on the brink of 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 bleak in many parts of the country 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 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.
Take for example Mark 6:34-44: Jesus needs to feed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Insurmountable odds? Impossible? 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!