Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 13, 2016

When Impossible Bears Down

apr 13“But I will hope continually and will praise You yet more and more.” Psalm 71:14 (ESV)

We were looking for the huge thing.  The miracle that would end an untimely, unwanted event.  Yet nestled right in the middle of all that we wanted and prayed hard for, God was intersecting in the minute details of every moment.  Still, silent acts that nudged us to remember that miracles are birthed in small steps just as they are birthed in leaps.  And we would have missed them, if “thanks” hadn’t lodged its way right into our conversation.

Another disappointment, a setback and Satan would have us peer into the darkness and wonder if God were even there. Wasn’t He listening when we cried out in the night?  Didn’t He see the tears streaming down our tired faces?  Could it be this miracle wouldn’t happen? Amazing how quickly Satan rehearses and replays those tapes to invite doubt, disappointment and even anger to rise to the surface.  In little spurts, he attempts to drown out the sweetness of God’s truth: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Thankful today for small steps.  For edges of gray melting out of darkness reminding us God’s light still shines.  For divine interventions God was orchestrating before we even knew what lay ahead.  For scribbled down lists of His faithfulness and goodness that would have gone unnoticed or easily forgotten.  For unrehearsed conversations that turned our eyes back to the One who is worthy of our praise.

So if you’re looking for the huge thing, the miraculous, the extraordinary don’t get lost in the results.  Get lost instead in the love of Jesus and the sweet abiding of His presence. Drink deep of His encouragement and glimpse His touch sprinkled over all our days.  Pay close attention to the seemingly insignificant details and watch as He unfolds an amazing story.  Gather up praise, thankfulness and gratitude – keep them close and never forget that miracles still happen.

“Father, help us to believe, trust and hold on to the truth of who You really are – the God of all possibilities!”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life



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