Faith, God of the Impossibles

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

When I was much younger, my fave book was Alice in Wonderland—I read it over and over, and over.  Many years of life’s less-than-gentle lessons later I read it again, and the lines about believing impossible things struck me.  They sound like a message about Faith—whether faith in oneself, or someone or something else.

Ultimately, I had to put my faith in God—the Bible’s Almighty God; the Great I AM; the triune God—Father, Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit; the God of power and Amazing Grace—and LOVE which defies comprehension when you read the history of man’s sin and bonehead failings…or when I look in the inner mirror and cringe at my smudged heart full of lack and lapses.

It’s a miracle that He continues to love me—patiently, enduringly, passionately, affectionately—seems a huge “impossible”.  Yet He’s told me so a million times, in a billion ways; reduced my arguments to dust; and gathered my ‘resistance to receive’ close and hard against His heart…until I can’t breathe till I say YES.  I believe His impossible love for me because He proves it unceasingly.

There are impossibles I’ll likely never budge on and believe.  It’s impossible for me to sprout wings and fly; and more so, that I’ll grow angel wings while walking to the bus stop.  But since those things aren’t crucial to my well-being, it’s not necessary to believe them.  I do, however, need to believe in God who not only provided Jesus for my Eternal Salvation, but is willing to save me daily…mostly from myself.

Unlike some folks, I don’t get weighed down by debates that what I believe—Faith—must be logically or scientifically proven.  God says He wants our faith to be childlike:  young kids will believe anything.  It took a long, grown-up while for me to reclaim that gift of faith to believe “anything” of God.  Faith involves our freedom to choose it. 

Thus, I believe every word, sign, wonder and miracle recorded in God’s Word, the Bible.  I don’t care if it “doesn’t seem reasonable”—why? because a whole lot of my reasoning caused me to make choices which led down alleys of destruction.  Proverbs 14:12, English Standard Version  “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

I believe the Red Sea parted; water turned into wine for a wedding; mud mixed with Jesus’ spit made a blind man see; dead Lazarus came alive again when Jesus called his name…on and on, I BELIEVE.  And since God says all kinds of wonderful things about me, because He Himself breathed me into existence…I’m gonna swim through tears and dig down deep till I believe those words too. 

I figure I’m in excellent company because Job, who was covered in mess and had the worst of unsupportive friends, said this of God:  Job 42:2  “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted”.  Whatever His purposed good plan for me is, apparently I will see it come to fruition one day.

Maybe I’ll try what the queen in Alice’s story did—to believe at least a few impossible things before breakfast.  Wanna join me?

May God bless your week with immeasurable love and provisions of His favor Jael

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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Bible scripture verses: biblehub.com

Jeremiah 32:17
‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You…”

Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”

New Living Translation
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26

Mark 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

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4 thoughts on “Faith, God of the Impossibles

  1. I agree with this wholeheartedly. And despite what the world tells us, faith in God is the most reasonable thing in the universe.

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    • Absolutely true–and certainly more beneficial. I sometimes think of the verses concerning the carved wooden or metal gods of the Old Testament–that they have no ears to hear people’s cries, no mouth to speak wise guidance and love, no hands and feet to fight mighty battles on their behalf…and unfortunately it’s similar to those who seem to worship the earth, or the Universe far distant, or any of the man-centered religions which ignore man’s limitations… makes me sad.

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