“And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.” (2 Kings 6:6) In 2 Kings 6, we read about Elisha and his men trying to decide where to go next. They finally decided to go to Jordan and build a place to live in. When they arrived at Jordan, they began to cut wood for the dwelling. One man was cutting and the axe head flew off and into the water. He began to fret because this was borrowed…
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 29:26
When my oldest grandson was small, we often had him with us for a few days at a time. One of his favourite things to do was to go to the playground at McDonald’s.
One day, after spending a few minutes on the smaller slide, he went to the bigger one and said, “I am going to go down this one.” He carefully climbed up the steps and stood at the top for a bit, then said, “This one is too big,” and climbed back down the stairs. This was repeated several times until finally after some encouragement from my husband and I, he was brave enough to come down the bigger slide.
Sometimes we face things in our lives that seem far too big for us to handle. It takes time for us to build our faith to the point where we just put our trust completely in God and let Him work it out. Nothing is impossible or too big for God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to know when things are just too big for us to handle and help us to give them over to you.
Devotion by Anne Johnston
“This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” 1 Samuel 17:46 (King James Version of the Holy Bible).
David, the shepherd boy, was speaking prophetically in this verse about what would take place as a result of his confrontation with Goliath. It didn’t look likely that the giant could be killed by this young man. However, David was confident in his God. David wanted everyone to know that there is a God in Israel and that God was behind the victory that was about to happen.
Whatever you’re up against today, know that there is a God and He is not far away. He is present with you! You may be confronting a giant, but with God all things are possible regardless of how impossible the situation may appear.
Prayer: Lord, You know the way I take. Be with me every step. I am weak but You are strong!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton