Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hope, Help and Healing

What are you facing today that you would really prefer not to face? More pointedly, what decision are you having to make and you feel like you are trapped between bad and worse? What situation are you looking at and you see no way out and no other options? There is hope for you. There is help for you. There is healing for you.

There is hope for you. Luke 1:37 "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Perhaps you have forgotten to add to your equation the God factor. After all, we are speaking of the one who spoke the world into order. We are speaking here of the one who created out of nothing. We are speaking of the one who formed some clay with His hands and breathed life into that clay. Be encouraged to know that there is a hope. That hope became flesh, was crucified BUT resurrected on the third day and He just happens to be coming back as well. Jesus, Emmanuel(God with us), IS your hope. AND, where you see no blessing in this situation, God gives hope that it will be a blessing.

There is help for you. Luke 1:37 "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Yes, the task at hand looks impossible. Consider Mary's thoughts, how can a sexually inactive woman get pregnant? Note that this was long before invitro-fertilization. God did not send Jesus to show you how to do, though Jesus showed us how to do much. God sent Jesus to do what you could not do. In fact, Jesus said to take up His yoke. He is there to walk this WITH you. Men may fail you. Man's wisdom and knowledge may fail you. But there is help and it is in the person of Jesus.

There is healing for you. Luke 1:37 "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." This very one that Mary was to bear would in fact be even her Savior. There is a greater healing than just physical healing. There is a greater healing than the mere fact that your situation works out well in the end. The greater healing is that which takes place in your heart whereby God applies the blood of Jesus cleansing and making whole that which was darkened and dead. That despair over no hope was sin. That despair over no help was sin. But thanks be to God that He sent the healing for that sin. More than just a remedy, you will find the peace to endure all that is before you.

With God, that situation that seems hopeless is full of hope. That situation that seems helpless has help waiting in the wind. That situation that needs healing has a Healer that can address the cause of the illness.

May peace in Christ Jesus be yours today.

2 comments:

Grosey's Messages said...

Great outline Luke,
Don't be surprised if you see it as my Christmas Day sermon this year!!
Steve

Luke said...

May the Lord bring great blessings to your congregation through it.