Summary: Moses was God’s chosen deliverer. The children of Israel were in bondage, and God heard their cries, their prayers. They were in an impossible situation but through God, however, impossibilities became very possible.
Walking Across Impossibilities Part Three
Through Faith, Your Impossible Situation Can Become Possible
Moses was God’s chosen deliverer. The children of Israel were in bondage, and God heard their cries, their prayers. They were in an impossible situation but through God, however, impossibilities became very possible.
Moses, through self-efforts tried to make this deliverance possible. Exodus 2: 15 tells us that, “Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of the Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.”
This teaches us a lesson, doesn’t it? We must not take it upon ourselves to make things happen. We must be obedient, have faith, patience and wait on the Lord. When our circumstances don’t change immediately or as quickly as we think they should, we try to make them happen. Listen: Your circumstances might not change overnight, in fact, sometimes they get worse before getting better. We may have to go through a time of testing, but don’t quit, don’t give up. Keep trusting God for the victory!
Illustration: Twenty-one years ago, when we left middle Tennessee, we went through a time of testing. The Lord told us to go to Atlanta, to move there. He had work for us to do; souls needed saving, people needed to be encouraged. There were those who were homeless who desperately needed hope, to hear a word from God. There were single mothers who were about to give up, and desperately needed to hear a Word from the Lord.
It wasn’t easy to simply pick up and leave our home, a place where we had established roots, had memories, and had been home for years. We had relatives, friends and loved ones in Tennessee. God said leave, go to Atlanta, Georgia. It wasn’t easy to pack up the few belongings we could fit into the rental truck, with our old van in tow. We didn’t have jobs, or a place to stay. We didn’t have relatives, or any friends in Atlanta. In fact, we knew very little about this beautiful city. Yet, we were obedient to God, and moved to Atlanta.
Listen: Moving to Atlanta was a very humbling experience. We didn’t know anybody.... there wasn’t a familiar face anywhere. And, worse than that, we didn’t have a sense of permanency. I had enough money to rent a hotel suite, and barely enough left for food and gas. Yet, we still had the rental truck filled with our precious belongings, and memoirs. We couldn’t continue paying for the rental truck, so we had to find an apartment, and find it fast! We prayed and fasted, crying out to God, long into the night and into the wee hours of the morning. I knew that God did not bring us this far to leave us.... and I had faith that He would see us through. I believed that if He told us to move here, that He had already provided a place for us to stay. And, not only shelter but food, and the necessities as well.
We stayed in the hotel for two nights, and still had not find an apartment. Day three: We not only found an apartment, but was able to move in immediately! It wasn’t a luxury apartment, but to us it was the most beautiful place we had ever seen! However, our testing was not over. It was autumn time, and the feel of winter was in the air. Folks were preparing for Thanksgiving, and the trimmings that come with it. Yet, our dinner table was almost bare. Once again, our situation was beginning to seem impossible. The move to Atlanta had just about depleted our savings, and, although we had jobs, the pay was low. Listen: We didn’t quit or give up. We kept shouting and praising God! The Lord brought us here, and hadn’t He provided shelter, jobs and utilities?
Thanksgiving evening approached, and from all outward appearances, it seemed that our table would be almost bare. Remember: If you keep God’s commandments, be obedient, and have faith in the Lord, you can walk across impossibilities! The Lord will touch somebody’s heart to lend you a helping hand. Listen: Later on that night, the church that we had visited since moving to Atlanta came to our home, and brought a box of food! Listen: We had a wonderfully, delicious dinner on Thanksgiving day, our first Thanksgiving in Atlanta. What a celebration!
Listen: There are times when it seems that God moves fast, and there are periods when God’s promises seem to be delayed. Listen: Don’t give up. When God promises you something, He will do just what He says.
The Humbling Process
During the humbling process, we must be broken, to come to the realization, and knowledge that all our trust and dependence is in Jesus. Perhaps, during this process, you will think: “I’m at my lowest.... I can‘t make it. “