Raging rivers come in all sizes and dimensions.
Some are called “financial ruin”.
Some call them “divorce”.
Others use the name “dreaded illness”.
Some face the waters of depression.
What do you face?
My thought for you is a simple one really. When you and I face the raging rivers that come our way, it is good to remember these words to a very simple, very profound chorus we sometimes hear in church.
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable
Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through
God specializes in things thought impossible
And he can do what no other power can do
In Isaiah 59:1 we find this:
“Surely the arm of God
is not too short to save,
and His hearing is as good as ever.
We have just come through the Christmas season. It is good to remember the words of the angel of God when He comes to Mary and tells her she is the chosen one to deliver God’s Son to this world.
“For with God nothing is impossible.”
Let’s go back in time to when the children of Israel were wandering around in the dessert. They came to the waters of the Red Sea. The Egyptians were close at hand. There appeared to be no way out.
God stepped in. He caused a strong East wind to blow all night long and made a path in the middle of the ocean, and the children of Israel crossed on dry ground.
Moses said this to his troops:
Got the picture?
God specializes in the impossible situations.
He doesn't always do things our way, yet He gets the job done.
As our little chorus says: “He can do what no other power can do”
What does your raging river look like?
Is your mountain looming large?
Hang on! God is already working on that.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time