7He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
9He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
(Psalm 113:7-9, King James Version)
Nothing is Impossible!
As the Psalmist concludes Psalm 113, he reminds us that nothing is impossible for God. What is impossible for man is possible--even probable for God! He who spoke the world into existence by His mere words is not bound by the laws of space and time as we are.
It is nothing for God to raise up the poor out of the dust and place him in palaces with the princes of His people. Even the barren woman can be made to bear children. Why, then, are we, as Christians, so prone to doubt God? We know that God is a God of miracles, but we cannot quite believe that He will actually perform a miracle for us.
We prefer to believe that God helps those who help themselves, and yet that is the very attitude which keeps us far removed from God. Our very salvation is dependent upon God--we cannot save ourselves. As a matter of fact, left to ourselves, we would run away from God. Yet, when He, in His great and mighty sovereignty reaches down and plucks us from among the fire-brands destined to destruction, and breathes into us the breath of life, we are changed forever. We are forever His child; the things of this world that were once so important, now pass before us in insignificance.
Are we, however, guilty of trying to lean upon ourselves to live this Christian life? Do we honestly believe that we, who could not save ourselves, can keep ourselves faithful to God? Do we think we have the power and might to walk faithfully with our God? Truthfully, just as we could not save ourselves, so it is true that we cannot live faithfully for God in our own power.
Could it be that one of the very reasons our lives are so entangled with the frustrations of this life is so that we might turn to God for help? Is He trying to show us that we need to depend upon Him for all of our help and needs? Again and again the Psalmists remind us that God is always faithful to His own. He is ever ready to comfort and help us when we are overcome by the griefs and sorrows of this life.
As we contemplate all that the Bible reveals to us about God, let us remember that He is not just God--He is our God. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have access to all of the strength, power, and might of God Himself! Let us turn our hearts and our lives to Him, seeking His help and power for every step we take, and remember that nothing is impossible with our God!
Go to Him; His love and resources are without number! What an amazing God we serve!
God Bless You,