Monday, January 5, 2009

Dear friends, He is able

Last night at church I found myself in tears. The message was over and we were singing Mighty to Save by Hillsong Australia. If you don't know that song, you can click here and listen to it:


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The reason that I found myself in tears is because whenever I hear that song, I am immediately brought back to last summer. It was a hot, sunny summer day and this song came on the radio as I was driving in the car. I love this song but on that particular day it was heart-wrenching for me to hear the lyrics.

I cried out to God, "If you can move the flippin' mountains why won't you move this mountain in my life? The mountain of infertility?"

I was screaming at God, crying tears of frustration and anger. It was so painful because the truth was clearly evident: God can move the mountains. Heck, He made the mountains. God is able to move any mountain in our life if He so chooses.

The reality hit me that God was choosing to not move this mountain in my life last summer. And that truth was painfully real that day.

This weekend my cousin told me that when her and her husband heard about the Lord bringing Samuel into our lives in such a miraculous way, they were encouraged that if God could give us a baby, He could certainly sell their home. It had been on the market for a number of months and they were discouraged it wasn't selling.

Our story of God's miraculous provision encouraged their hearts and reaffirmed their belief of the Lord's power. Unfortunately their home still hasn't sold today. But that does't mean God can't sell it in a heartbeat if He so chooses. As the lyrics below state, He conquered the grave. If Jesus conquered death, He can certainly sell homes and heal bodies.

I am in the midst of a Beth Moore Bible Study and a few weeks ago we were studying the Obstacle of Unbelief. This spoke to my heart: "Please understand. Christ is fully God. He can heal anyone or perform any wonder, whether the belief of the person is great or small. Christ isn't asking us to believe in our ability to exercise unwavering faith. He is asking us to believe that He is able."

God may choose not to move mountains in our life. It is not our place nor our responsibility to believe that He will always move our mountains. But it is our place and our responsibility to believe that He is able.

Friends I pray that today your heart believes that God is able. While it might be painful to know that He is choosing to not move your mountain, may you have a peace that surpasses all understanding as you trust that we serve a God who is able.

Mighty to Save lyrics are as follows:

Everyone needs compassion,
Love that's never failing;
Let mercy fall on me.

Everyone needs forgiveness,
The kindness of a Saviour;
The Hope of nations.

Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.

Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

So take me as You find me,
All my fears and failures,
Fill my life again.

I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in,
Now I surrender.

My Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and let the whole world see,
We're singing for the glory of the risen King...Jesus (x2)

My Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

My Saviour, you can move the mountains,
You are mighty to save,
You are mighty to save.
Forever, Author of Salvation,
You rose and conquered the grave,
Yes you conquered the grave

4 comments:

Stacey said...

This is the word I needed today. God is able! The God who created the heavens and the earth, who conquered death and the grave, has a plan for my life! For Him nothing is impossible.

I'm thanking you through my tears for this post.

Sew Infertile said...

I have read your blog from beginning to end. And I sit here through the tears shaking my head and my heart screaming AMEN!

God is able and I believe. I have to laugh at your parking lot adventures. Seriously, I felt the same way you did. You have a baby? What are you doing in a parking lot tending to your baby? hahahaha Great post!

JellyBelly said...

What a beautiful blog! Like Sew Infertile, I just read your blog from beginning to end.

In God's time. I have to remember that when I'm asking Him to help me wait patiently for my baby.

Blessings to you!

tiffany said...

I feel compelled to tell you how much this blog post affected me today. As I read your post and listened to the song, I cried for all of the reasons you cried last summer. Is a baby so much to ask for?

But there were tears of joy also, as your words reminded me so powerfully that I need to place my faith in God and remember that he is able.

Thank you, storyteller.