“And oftentimes it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.” Mark 9:22
HOPE FOR TODAY!
Troubles in our life have a way to cause us to flop around like a fish, or to be tossed to and fro like a tumbleweed in the storms of life! These troubles can toss us about the waters and cast us into the fire, just as we have read here, both into the fire and into storms. The intense heat of the battles that we are in or the seemingly drowning waters teach us to cry out to Jesus, crying to Him,
“SAVE US O GOD!”
“If though canst do anything!” O, YES HE CAN! JESUS IS ABLE TO SAVE! This “if” is not any different than our hope in Jesus. Here we see a man, just as we are, hoping for some help, and what does Jesus do? Jesus answers his hope, but guess what Jesus did to answer his hope! Jesus answered it by saying to this man’s “if” with an “if” of His own, listen to Jesus’ “if” as He says,
“Jesus said unto him, “If” thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Do you have and “if” for Jesus today? Take this “if” of yours, and exchange it with the “if” that Jesus sends to us! “IF THOU CANST BELIEVE!” Jesus is able! This is what we stand on, and through Jesus we prevail through it all! Jesus leads us through all of these floods and fires to show us that the “if thou canst do anything” question that we share with Him will be answered absolutely with YES HE CAN, “if though canst believe” God never says that we will not have troubles, but He wants us to know that our troubles are teaching us to believe in His Son’s ability to save us through them all!
Everytime we call on Jesus believing that he can, we can see His hand lifting us up out of our troubles.
CALL ON JESUS TODAY!