What Can God do?

Have you ever asked the question – What can God do? Of course, the common Sunday School answer is, “God can do anything and everything He chooses to do”. But let’s move past this common answer and dig a little deeper. In your personal life, your marriage, your family, your job situation, your relationships, your finances…. what can God do? Do you live in such a way that you could honestly answer that question with the common answer of “God can do anything”?
I have found that most Christians usually say the right things but don’t always live it out in day to day reality. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you are having severe marital problems. You and your spouse have tried to talk it out but it seems to be getting worse. You’ve prayed about it but nothing is happening. In this scenario, what would be your response? Would you end up throwing up your hands and giving up on the marriage? Would you allow bitterness and resentment to build up between you and your spouse until you are just living together but not really in a loving relationship anymore? You see, if we really believe God can do anything, then I have to believe that God can heal any marriage. I already know His will is for a couple to stay married. (Unless there is physical abuse, which is another subject for a different time). If His will is for the marriage to succeed, then we have to allow our faith to overcome the situation, no matter how desperate it may appear. Does that make sense? And I’m not just talking about marriage here. I’m talking about any situation in your life that appears to be absolutely impossible from our perspective.
Here is what I often find within the body of Christ. We say we believe God can do anything but we live as if it’s all up to us. We rarely exercise faith in the midst of difficult situations. We either panic, make ourselves sick with worry, lash out in anger toward others, ourselves or even God, or just crawl into a shell and hide. Where is our faith? Folks, our God is an Awesome God! He really CAN do anything! He is looking for our faith in difficult situations. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.” (NLT)
People may look at our church and say, “That church has had so many problems, they’ve lost members, they’ve gone through pastor after pastor…. and on and on. We can either believe all those things and allow it to defeat us, or we can cry out to God to come into our midst and do a mighty work in our church. With faith, God will do amazing things! We just need to trust, to believe, and to keep believing even when the circumstances look bleak. I want our church to be a church that believes God for mighty miracles! I want us to be a church where God is transforming lives and receiving all the glory for the work He is doing! I want this community to know we are here to serve and represent a Great and Mighty God who can completely transform their lives. I want us to be known as a people who have been with Jesus! Are you with me? Better yet, can you believe God for mighty miracles that are so great, only He can pull them off? Fasten your seat belts and let’s let God be God!  Amen!
Pastor Jim

2 Responses to “What Can God do?”

  1. Renee Lane says:

    I agree with you, Pastor Jim! God has a plan for our church and a place for each member to help form the body and complete His works.

  2. Thanks for the excellent content. Wish to see even more shortly. Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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