This Month's Promise

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him...”

- (Romans 15:13)

Read: Isaiah 41: 17-20


“... Is the Lord’s arm too short? ...” (Numbers 11:23)

John McNeil reports that he was once a pastor at a church in the British Isles. That church was heavily in debt. This worried him greatly and he prayed about it fervently. One day a perfect stranger came to his office. He said that he was aware of the church’s financial progress and offered to help. He placed a blank cheque on the pastor’s desk and promised to come back later and sign it. He asked the pastor to fill in the amount he needed. The pastor could not believe what was happening. After the man left, he began to study the situation. “This can’t be possibly true. Does this man realize that our debt is thousands of pounds? I don’t think he would pay in full, if he knew the exact amount.” The pastor then got up from his chair and pacing up and down said to himself, “This man has told me to make the cheque for the full amount. But that would be like taking advantage on him. I’ll write down only half of the amount.” And he did it. When the stranger returned after some time, he signed the cheque with no hesitation whatsoever. He obviously had meant what he said. The church’s benefactor was actually a well-known philanthropist, but the pastor had not met him earlier. When he realized later who that man was and knew he was fully capable of paying the debt in full, he wished he had filled the cheque for the entire amount the church owed. He felt sorry for his foolishness.

Dear friends, you may say, “I am drowned in my problems. There is no one to help me.” People felt the same way in Bible times. But when they looked up to the Lord, He provided a way out for them and saved them. So do not give room to unbelief and lose God’s blessings. In Jeremiah 32:27, the Lord says, “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Confess boldly like Jeremiah, “Ah Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” When you trust the Lord, He will change your situation. Then your mouth will be filled with laughter and you will praise the Lord, saying, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, my problems are too great that I am unable to come out of them. I trust you and your Word which says, “With God all things are possible,” Nothing is impossible for you Lord. Let me not doubt your promises and lose the blessings you are to bestow upon me. Amen.