God is making it happen
Before starting her freshman year of college, our oldest daughter Kyla was the captain of her dance school’s competition team. One day, she and her troop won first place in their division.
And as the captain, she was given the honor of taking the trophy home for one night. She was then supposed to bring it back to school the following day where it would be displayed in a special case.
Kyla was just beaming.
We were really proud of her, too.
When we arrived home that evening, Kyla was carrying several things in her arms, including the trophy. Unfortunately, she lost her grip and dropped the statue, shattering it into multiple pieces. As you can imagine, she was horrified!
She had ruined the trophy that didn’t belong to her. Our poor teen was just as broken up emotionally as the actual statue was physically. She cried and talked about how bad she felt. In an effort to help the situation, my husband and I figured out how to glue the pieces back together. Though it wasn’t perfect, it turned out better than expected.
Kyla also admitted her mistake to her teacher, who was completely understanding about it. Everything turned out alright though it was very upsetting for our sensitive teen at first.
It feels awful when you accidentally destroy something that doesn’t belong to you, right?
This makes me think about a story in the Bible found in 2 Kings 6:1-6. During this time, Elisha had risen to become the leading prophet of his day. He had a group of prophets that greatly reverenced and respected him, and followed him faithfully.
This school of prophets lived together in one place so they could be trained under Elisha. But as their numbers grew, the space where they stayed wasn’t big enough to accommodate the growth. So they started a project to build bigger quarters for themselves and Elisha. They went down to the Jordan River to cut down trees to create a wood supply for the building project.
As they worked, one of the prophets that had borrowed an ax suffered an unfortunate incident. While he was cutting down a tree, he slung his ax and his ax head fell into the water.
Needless to say, iron does not float. There was no way he could retrieve it. This was a disaster because the ax didn’t belong to him. It was borrowed!
Understandably, he was totally stressed out.
When he told Elisha what happened, the man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed Elisha the place, the Bible says Elisha cut off a piece of wood, threw it into the water at that very place, and made the ax head float.
Just like that?
Just like that.
Elisha said, “Pick it up.” The prophet reached for the ax and picked it up. He recovered what he’d lost.
Moments earlier, the situation looked too far gone to be rectified. In an instant, everything changed.
This story is so remarkable. How in the world does one make iron swim by throwing a stick into water? Well, with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. That’s the point. When the Lord intervenes, what you are unequipped and unable to accomplish on your own, He makes it happen.
Friend, God is about to make some things happen for you. You are in a tough predicament and you can’t fix it. It’s too far gone for you to resolve. You can’t turn it around. You are at a disadvantage. If God doesn’t show up and move in your favor, the results will be disastrous. Like in the case of the sunken borrowed ax head, a solution is out of your reach.
Don’t fret. What you can’t make happen on your own, God is making happen for you. He is making a way. He is opening the door. He is increasing you. He is healing your body. He is reconciling that relationship. He is saving your loved one. He is doing all you need Him to do.
I believe this message is His way of assuring you that He sees and knows the dire situation you’re facing. He recognizes your limited ability. He is fully aware that you don’t have the power, the know-how, or the strength to shift things on your own.
Trust Him to do what you cannot do.
You may feel like you’re sinking and you’re going to drown in a sea of issues that can’t be resolved. But no you’re not. He’s working. He’s doing the miraculous. He’s making the impossible happen.
To help you believe that today, I’m stirring Luke 1:37 NKJV into your cup of inspiration, which says, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
As you drink down the contents of your cup, believe and rejoice in advance for your turnaround.
Be confident in God’s power to do all things.
Now let’s pray.
God, I thank You for the assurance that You’re already working my situation out. What looks impossible to man is not impossible for you. Right now I rejoice by faith for my new season of blessings, favor and 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!
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