God Can

Consider the days of Israel. A drought had crushed the spirit of three attending armies. In response to their dilemma, the prophet Elisha was called. Through the anointing of the Spirit, he told them to dig ditches in the valley. He said, 2 Ki 3:16-18 Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

The Bible is replete with these occurrences. God’s people find themselves in trouble with no way out and no way through. Then God speaks and performs the work. He gives rain from cloudless skies; food from ravens; and rivers from rocks. He fills jars with perpetual oil and offers provisions from unknown sources. God can.

God can bring a harvest in the middle of the desert. He leads through the impassible sea and then removes those that pursue you, never to be seen again. God can restore even when you think you are beyond help. His reach is greater than your self-condemnation: His love deeper than your despair.

God can. God can make a way where there is no way.

The word of the scoffer is no match for the word of The King. Doubt that comes from a temporal voice cannot bind the infinite supply of The Provider. His name is Jehovah Jireh! When we feel crushed, lost, without hope, bewildered, trapped, and altogether helpless, He is the Lifter, Healer, Refuge, Wisdom, and Strength. And this is but a light thing for the Lord.

The disciples asked Jesus how these things could be. Jesus said, Mat 19:26 “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Marriages can be mended. Prodigals can be brought back. Sickness and disease can be healed, because none of the above are contingent upon human ability. God speaks things into existence that were not there before. Abraham believed in a God Who “…calleth those things which be not as though they were” Rom 4:17.

Finally, the end of the matter does not rest with God. It rests with us, or as it has been written, “Whose report will you believe?”