Originally published Saturday, 25 November 2017.
Things in life far from work out perfectly.
I was driving to a conference the other day. With a quarter tank, I had my mind on a gas station, but I didn't feel tremendous urgency as I drove. Pulling onto a new highway I'd never driven, I realized 20 miles in...I was headed for trouble. Left or right, five miles and five miles, there was not a single exit. Miles grew on miles and little by little, my heart beat with the anxiety of I-am-not-going-to-make it. There was no turning back.
I was deep into the trenches of my problem. Maybe you are today too...
In the pitch dark surroundings of the early morning, I imagined myself stalling onto the shoulder. One that there wasn't much of. Would my car be stuck, partially out onto this dark highway? I imagined myself confronting a stranger on the side of the road as a random car pulled over.
Maybe your life appears dark today, too. Maybe your imaginings are starting to get out of control.
All I had was God. All I had was him and prayer. A hope and a desire that he, the one who says he is King of the Impossible, could do the impossible. The little gauge to my gas was now below the empty line. I prayed. But when I prayed, I decided to 100% believe God was going to pull through for me.
- Going to pull a gas station exit out of nowhere.
- Going to supernaturally fill my tank with gas.
- Going to do some other wild thing that would make all of this good.
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Mt. 21:22
I don't believe this bible verse is dead. It is our deadness - our fleshness, that does.
I believed. I believed in the pitch darkness, no matter how doubt was screaming at me. I didn't listen. I told it to shut up.
And, I kept believing...until I saw a sign: a service exit was coming in three miles.
I pulled in. God restored the gas. He also restored my mind's belief that there is no impossible scenario for God. God runs on full, no matter how empty we feel. He sees where we need to head. By believing, we open the spiritual doors to our place of victory.
Believe. Don't let doubt scream at you any longer. I don't care how many years you've been suffering, how far off your husband is, what you've done, or what kind of mess it looks like around you. Let the spiritual truth of God give you supernatural gas to carry you through. He will. Oh yes, he will.
Let me say it again: God will give you the gas you need. He will provide.
Today is your day of belief. Take it. I am believing with you.
Prayer: God, thank you that you can do exceedingly, abundantly, more than we can ask or imagine. We praise you for this. You are not only good, but you are glorious, glory-filled and gracious. Thank you that right here, right now, we can start believing, trusting and abiding in you. You will answer. We will wait on you, in faith. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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