Monday, November 26, 2018

I can't . . . God can!

......who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to lifeagain.Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.39 And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. (Hebrews 11:33-40)
How many times do we say, "I can't" in a day . . . a week . . . a year? Imagine if God had given up on any of the greats in Hebrews 11! Just as with Moses, Abraham, David, and others, He will not give up on us.

Many suffered for their faith even before salvation had been won by Christ upon the cross. Many more suffered after His resurrection. Now that we know what we know, let's stop doubting God so much and remember, "God can!"

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