December 18, 2018: In God’s eyes there are no giants or impossibilities.

 

Isaiah 7:3-7 (NIV)
3  Then the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub, to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Washerman’s Field.
4  Say to him, ‘Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood–because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.
5  Aram, Ephraim and Remaliah’s son have plotted your ruin, saying,
6  “Let us invade Judah; let us tear it apart and divide it among ourselves, and make the son of Tabeel king over it.”
7  Yet this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “‘It will not take place, it will not happen . . .

Isaiah shows up to talk with King Ahaz who was scared to death of the Assyrian army outside his borders.  Instead of trusting God, he was trusting in mortal man for his help.  When he saw the army, he only saw with his physical eyes.

Isaiah meets him accompanied by his son, Shear Jashub. Isaiah saw in the future and knew that Assyria would not be able to capture Judah because God had promised.

When he speaks to Ahaz he seeks to quiet his fears.  Ahaz saw Assyria as some mighty forest fire burning up everything that opposed it.  When Isaiah speaks to Ahaz, he calls them only smoldering stubs of firewood.

Are you like Isaiah or Ahaz?  Do you see your circumstances or your opposition as forest fires as Ahaz did, or do you see them as fires just about to die out?

From God’s perspective, there are not impossible obstacles or undefeatable armies.  Is it time you saw things from God’s perspective?

God promises that those who trust in Him will never be disappointed.  Time to place your trust in the God of impossibilities.

 

Pastor Phil

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