BELIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
“Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’”
John 20: 29
Stop for a moment and think: what is the basis of our salvation?
Answer: The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that saved us from our sins and reconnected us to the Father.
It’s a simple truth, but it’s also a hard one to believe in, isn’t it? Trusting that Jesus was raised from the grave is not to be taken lightly. It can be likened to a man visiting his grandfather’s tomb one day. Then, instead of finding his grandfather’s headstone, he sees his grandfather standing right in front of him with open arms and a big smile — as if he never died! If the man ran out and spread the news to his family, would they believe him?
Of course, that is a feeble example. But you see, having confidence in Jesus and the salvation we have in Him is believing in the impossible. By grace, we can trust Him fully and accept His truth. Even if we haven’t seen and touched Him, we have the assurance that He is God. We can rely on His love and trust Him with every single part of our lives.
By giving Jesus the steering wheel of the vehicle that is our lives, we step out in boldness and have faith in Him. We are able to experience the impossible and live differently by His grace. All we need is that mustard seed of faith that God will continue to work in us and through us.
Believing the very core of our faith requires grace and a whole lot of courage. Are you willing to take that step?
Do you need to remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and ask for Him to give you stronger/deeper faith? Have you stopped praying and believing for the impossible?
Take a few minutes and pray, fixing your eyes on the One who can bring to life even the deadest of hearts and souls.