Monday, May 17, 2010

GOD IS ABLE TO SEE YOU THROUGH

The most important question facing God's people in these last days is this: "Do you believe God is able to see you through? Do you believe he can do all that is necessary to answer your prayers and meet your needs?"

This is the same question our Lord asked the two blind men who begged him for mercy and healing. "And Jesus said unto them, ‘Do you believe I am able to do this?’ They said, ‘Yes, Lord.’...And their eyes were opened" (Matthew 9:28-30 NKJV).

The Lord asks you, me, and the church, "Do you believe I am able to direct and guide you, and perform my perfect will in your life? Do you believe I am still at work on your behalf? Or do you harbor secret thoughts that I have forsaken you and let you down?" He says to us the same thing he said to Mary and Martha, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:40).

God is not primarily interested in our doing some great work for him. Rather, he desperately wants us to simply trust him! He desires full dependence on him.

Beloved, God doesn't want anything you possess. He is not after your house, your land, your car, or any other worldly possession. He wants your trust! He wants you to be firmly established in your confidence in him.

An American soldier in Germany wrote to me, offering me his coin collection, which he called an idol. I wrote back, "God wants more than your coin collection—he wants your trust!"

We keep wanting to do things, to give up things, to sacrifice, work, suffer. And all the while what he desires most is our obedience and trust. His Word is clear. God will be pleased with nothing short of our faith.

"But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).

God has not forsaken you. Your prayers have been heard—and God will work things out according to his perfect will. Hold on!