Believing God

Written by M. Larson

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“Is anything too hard for God?” God asked Abraham this when He appeared to him and his wife Sarah and told them that Sarah would have the child they had yearned for all their lives.

Sarah had laughed at the idea that she would actually bear a child at the age of 90. But she did!

Why do we tend to limit God, even though we may be familiar with His mighty works? Even the virgin Mary, chosen vessel of God, could not understand how she could be the mother of a child without “knowing” a man. An angel told her the Holy Spirit would come upon her and His power would overshadow her.

“Therefore,” he continued, “that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God,” Then he told Mary that her cousin, Elizabeth, who was way past the age of child-bearing, was also going to have a son. He concluded by saying, “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

Do you believe that?  Well, read Psalm 145, letting its blessed truths sink into your heart and mind. Think about them, savor them, and then follow the psalmist’s example of praise.

I love the book of Ephesians. Listen to this: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations” (Eph. 3:20-21). Does that not fill your heart with faith when you realize how all-powerful our Lord is?

Paul, inspired of God, said to the Ephesian believers, “May the eyes of your understanding be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”

Father God,
Thank you that with You, nothing is impossible. Help me this Christmas to put my trust in You in fresh and courageous ways. Increase my faith Lord. I ask in the powerful name of Jesus, amen.

Questions: Are you believing God today or are you limiting God in your life today? Do you truly know and have faith that God is who He said He is and He will do as He has promised? Ask God to increase your faith today.

About this Author Muriel Larson

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6 Responses to “Believing God”

  • I appreciate your comments, dear sisters!
    I have had so many experiences with what the Lord can do for, with, and in us that I love and appreciate Him more every day. He has proven to me that nothing is too hard for Him!

  • kanj says:

    muriel, thank you for today’s devotional.
    I believe that only God could do what He has done in me and that is bringing my spirit back. as it says in 2 Corinthians v. 17:”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.
    my old has been left behind and the re-newed me, well, she is battling on

  • Pat says:

    How powerful and majestic is our Lord, my heart just overflows sometimes when I think of what he is and can do if only I have the faith and trust in him that I should. I admit that some days are harder than others but I know he is always there no matter what comes my way.

  • sharon says:

    yes i believe God can do anything

  • Marilyn says:

    There is a distinction between ‘believing in God’ and ‘believing God.’ Most people ‘believe in God,’ even Satan believes in God! Thank you, Muriel, for this great devotional, which demonstrates how ‘believing God’ brings forth a spirit of praise and worship, and obedience!

  • kameaka says:

    my pastor has been preaching on kingdom citizens since the beginning of ’08. he always sings this before preaching “He’s more than a local, more than a regional, more than a national, oh He’s a kingdom God… take Him out of box, enthrone Him in His kindgom, take the limits off & miracles will happen”. on my way home yesterday i was listening to 104.1 (local gospel radio station) and they were talking about trusting God. my tidbit: it’s not that we don’t believe God can do it, it’s our struggle to accept the fact that we are worthy to receive it… newsflash: we aren’t worthy, that why
    favor aint’ fair”. God loves us sooo much that He died for us, and will do anything for us…. ANYTHING!!! that’s why in everything and in everyway “see ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you”.

    i love these devotionals, today’s was right on time, as usual.

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