I have been praying with a close personal friend for months about an issue that actually started a couple years ago.
The two of us linked up and sought the Lord, believing Him to turn this thing around.
The first time it looked like she was about to get a breakthrough, it didn’t manifest. I remember how down she was about it. But I told her to keep the faith, because God would do it.
It has been a difficult road for her and she has told me on many occasions, “I just want it to be over, Dianna. I just want peace.”
The second time it appeared things would work out, at the last minute, they fell apart—again.
Despite her efforts to hold it together, she broke down and sobbed. She couldn’t even tell me what happened at first. Someone else who was there to witness it had to relay the details.
Her faith took a mean blow and she couldn’t understand why God was allowing this prolonged process.
“I just feel like giving up. I can’t take it anymore,” she said after the repeat disappointment.
Though I validated her feelings, I knew how she felt did not invalidate God’s words. He promised to do it.
I empathized with her plight, while holding on to the belief that the Lord had it under control.
I just knew He did.
Well, earlier this week, I went to her home. We discussed new developments and she informed me that something else unfavorable was going on.
“That’s alright,” I said before leaving. “God’s got this. He’s going to work it out.”
She seemed calm this time and agreed, though she didn’t want to have to deal with this same issue over and over again.
Today, she got her breakthrough.
Thus, all my yelling and rejoicing.
It came together easily and effortlessly on her end. She didn’t have to open her mouth and say a single word. God fought the battle and won the victory for her. She was grateful and stunned at how the Lord worked it out.
Won’t He do it?
Friend, no matter what it looks like, despite how long you’ve waited and regardless of the number of times things didn’t quite go your way, God is yet able.
And in due season, He’ll turn things around. He is going to prove Himself and show you something awesome.
I know you might be saying, I hear you Dianna, but you don’t know my situation and how bad it is.
Well, imagine how Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue felt. You can find his story in Luke chapter 8:40-56.
His 12 year old daughter was lying at the point of death.
Desperate for help, this distraught father threw himself down at Jesus’ feet, imploring the Savior to come to his house and heal her.
That’s when the woman with the issue of blood, who had been sick as long as his daughter was alive, came seeking healing. Remember? She interrupted Jairus’ moment, by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment and receiving her healing.
Meanwhile, the delay proved fatal for Jairus’ daughter. Someone from his house came and told him, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.”
What crushing news!
All seemed lost. It looked hopeless. Jaiurs had reached Jesus, told Him about the problem and yet, it appeared too late for him.
In response to the news, Jesus told Jairus, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.”
That was unimaginably hard to believe. How could a dead girl ever be well? Her life was over.
Oh, but it wasn’t.
It’s never over until God says it’s over.
When Jesus arrived at Jairus’ house, folks were mourning, wailing and bawling their eyes out over the tragic loss of an adolescent. When Jesus said she wasn’t dead, but only sleeping. They took a break from crying and started laughing.
They were thinking, Is this guy out of his mind?
But Jesus took the girl by the hand and told her to arise. And at His command, life returned to her lifeless body. It was a miracle!
That day, God showed Jairus that He is sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful and able to bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation.
He’s able to show you the same thing.
Here’s something fascinating I want you to get: Jairus’ name is a Greek form of the Hebrew personal name Jair meaning, “Jehovah will enlighten.”
How awesome is that?
That day, God enlightened Jairus and demonstrated the words Jesus uttered in Matthew 19:26, which is what I’m stirring into your cup of inspiration. He said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
As you drink down the contents of your cup, God is enlightening you. He is letting you know that this situation is not too big or too hard for Him.
By man’s standards, this thing is impossible, but not so with God.
If you have been walking around feeling gloomy because circumstances say it’s over, this enlightening word is shaking you out of that dark despair and leading you into the light of God’s word.
Trust Him and you will see the impossible happen.
Now let’s pray.
God, what my circumstances say, differs from what You say, so I choose to believe Your word. I will not give into doubt and unbelief. But I will cling to the truth that what is impossible with man is possible with You. Thank You in advance for my breakthrough. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
If you need prayer, don't hesitate to request it. I would be honored to stand in faith with you. I know that prayer works. CLICK HERE to learn how to submit your prayer request.