By Amy Peterson, River of Life Church
Hope, in The American Heritage Dictionary, means: to wish for a particular event that one considers possible.
To me that is an interesting thought because to one, something that is considered possible may not be considered possible to someone else.
There are lots of things that we hope for. We can hope that a package is delivered on time. We can hope that we lose weight. We can hope that our child graduates from high school. We can hope that our family member is healed from cancer.
Many people may agree that these things are possible while others may consider them impossible because of their unique circumstances. The one who lost their mother to cancer may find it difficult to believe another family member with cancer will be healed. But the one that was healed of cancer may find it easier to believe that their loved one will be healed also.
God wants to renew your hope in Him. Did you know that all things are possible with God? In Matthew 19:26, it says, “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” In Luke 1:37, it says, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” And in Jeremiah 32:17 it says, “Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
I would like to propose a question to you today. What if the things that you consider impossible, are possible if you just believe? This is a special time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin under impossible circumstances. Jesus lived making the impossible possible. He healed the sick, raised the dead, and did the impossible things for those who believed.
The Bible says that Jesus is touched with how you feel. I know that it can be scary to believe again, to hope again when you have been disappointed in the past but with God nothing is impossible. I can say with full confidence that God wants to renew your hope in Him. He is just asking for you to take a step. Just be willing to be made willing to believe that He can change your circumstances around for the good. If you take that step, He will be with you every step of the way.
We would love for you to join us at River of Life Church, located at 410 E. Chapman Rd. in Lutz, every Sunday at 10:30am and every Wednesday at 7:00pm. For more information, please visit www.roltampa.org.
River of Life Church
410 E. Chapman Rd.
Lutz, FL 33549