Friday, September 13, 2013

Overcoming Impossible Circumstances

Overcoming Impossible Circumstances
Psalms 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Our Lord delights in solving what we would call, “The hard cases.” When we acknowledge God’s wisdom and truly glorify Him as we see him bringing good out of evil and making beauty out of the ashes from our impossible circumstances, it strengthens our faith to know there is nothing to hard for God. 
Jeremiah 32:17 ~ Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
Jeremiah 32:27 ~ Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

There is no circumstance or situation that is hopeless. No matter what failures have taken place in our past or how wronged we may have been, God can enable us to be joyful and content even in the midst of impossible circumstances. God is eager to make our life a trophy of His grace by His strength. He does not rely upon ours. There is no situation so impossible or so great that God will not provide all that is needed to meet the challenges of our pain. I Corinthians 10:13 ~ There hath no temptation( (trial) taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful,  (He cannot lie and will not let us down) who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted (tried) above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Comfort and Encouragement for Our Hearts in the Midst of a Trial

God loves us with a love that will never end and can never be destroyed. The love He has for His children is dependent upon His character and never ours. Knowing He loves us simply because we are His, is a great comfort in the midst of a trial. Romans 8:35-39 ~ Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We fight our battles essentially in our minds. Therefore, the way we think determines the way we respond and what we believe to be true. (2 Corinthians 10:4,5)

Sin can cause you to suffer but this does not mean God has not forgiven you. God is faithful and just to forgive all of your sins. 1 John 1:9 ~ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Take Precautions When Facing the “Impossible”

Don’t make a decision until all the information is known and then avoid making a quick judgment, if at all possible. Realize that God’s way of dealing with a situation may not seem like the best way to us but He does know what is best–––all of the time.  Isaiah 55:8-9 ~ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Be certain that every response and every solution made is both ethical and Biblical. God always prepares an escape for every situation or trial and we are instructed to deal with our trials (no matter how long they last) in a righteous and moral manner.

Deal with each circumstance or situation one step at a time. Psalms 37:23 ~ The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. We must discipline ourselves to take one day and one problem at a time and control our minds from wondering what lies ahead. God gives grace for today and the needs of today not for the “What if’s” of tomorrow. Our Lord knows what we can handle and gives grace enough to endure for today.

Capitalize on the good that will come out of intense difficulty, not on the pain of the crisis itself. There is a reason for every trial. The Apostle Peter encourages believers to look forward to the purpose of each trial and the reward that is given, not on the present suffering. Every trail, problem, sorrow, and failure, can be turned to joy when we know the Lord, depend on His faithfulness, and trust His promises. Our joy is not in the trial itself, but in knowing that the end result is for His glory. I Peter 4:12,13 ~ Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Thought: Will you be willing to entrust your circumstances to Christ completely and look to Him to turn your situation around in the way He desires for you? Are you willing to obey Christ, even if it takes a long time to see God’s blessings unfold? Commit yourself to live a life of obedience to God, knowing He can make “beauty out of ashes” in your life.

 Psalms 143:10 ~ Teach me to do thy will...

*Thoughts taken from, “Secrets of a Happy Heart” by Debi Pryde.

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