Last Resort

Have you asked God to do something amazing? Have you told others you are relying on God? Have they laughed at you? Have they laughed at God? Have you laughed, thinking what you are asking for is impossible?

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves in a bind that only God can get us out of. We may have made a mistake. We may have made a misjudgment. Perhaps an accident has happened. Or we were simply the victim of corporate downsizing.

When we are in a dire situation, we reach out to God. We may have attempted to resolve it on our own. We may have asked others to help. Despite our efforts, nothing seems to work out and we are left with nowhere to turn but to God.

That is the situation in today’s passage. The daughter of the synagogue leader had been very sick, and she died before Jesus got to her. There were several others at the house mourning her death. Her parents are grieving. Jesus tells everyone but her parents to leave. They laugh at Him. From their human point of view, there was nothing to be done other than conduct a funeral. They did not understand the power of God.

I often wonder if we understand the power of God. We say He is all-powerful. We call Him Almighty God. We say He can do anything. Yet, I’m not sure we truly understand just how true those statements are. Jesus raised multiple people from the dead while He walked this earth. He cured multiple diseases and restored many who were crippled. We have seen the evidence. But the evidence hasn’t happened before our eyes. Our human experiences tell us it’s not possible. So, we don’t trust God to fix our problem…until we have no other place to turn.

I pray we all realize how powerful God is. I pray we trust Him in all situations. I pray each one of us will turn to God on a daily basis and increase our trust and faith in Him. Nothing is impossible for God. Trust Him to take care of it. Put your faith in Jesus. Build your trust in Him. Build your faith in Him. Do it before you experience dire circumstances.

Matthew 9:23-25 When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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