Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to Face the Impossible

by Gregory A. Johnson

How to Face the Impossible, by Gregory A. Johnson
You may be facing an impossible situation today. If not today, maybe tomorrow you will. Life is full of the impossible.

The nation of Israel faced a seemingly impossible situation when they came up to the Jordan River on their way to the Promised Land. There were no bridges, and the water was deep. How would they ever get to the other side? They faced the swirling currents of the swollen Jordan River, remembering that God got them across the Red Sea on dry ground. He did it before; He would do it again.

As Christ’s followers come upon impossible situations, they stand firm in their faith, knowing that nothing is impossible with God. As they stand in faith, they remember every other impossible situation that God has brought them through.

Beloved, you can face the impossible today in faith, believing that God will make a way. The Jordan you face may seem impossible to cross, but the God who parted the Red Sea will get you across your Jordan on dry ground. He did it before; He will do it again.

“The LORD your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God” (Joshua 4:24, NIV).

Heavenly Father, as I face the impossible today, I choose to remember how you brought me through rough times in the past. Some way, somehow, you will make a way. You’ve done it before, and you will do it again. I’m not even going to try to imagine how you will do it. I just know that you will do it. I thank you for it now. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Excerpted from the book, Be Encouraged: A Daily Devotional, Volume 2 by Gregory A. Johnson. Copyright © by Gregory A. Johnson. All rights reserved.