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Today is the 203 anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard’s birth. I just found out who Søren Kierkegaard is and I’m already inspired by him.
God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: He makes saints out of sinners.
― The Journals of Kierkegaard
This is my God. The God who created heaven and earth, who sent His only son to die for me. He does what no one else can do.
Think about what you had for breakfast this morning, or maybe the absence of your breakfast. Can you stare at the counter and make it appear? What about turning those eggs or toast into a forged sword? Impossible?
This is what my God does in me.
He made us, then He made a way for us to know him in spite of ourselves, but He doesn’t stop there. He makes us something new. He turns corrupt, broken, dysfunctional people into righteous, holy children of God who are filled with life and joy.
We can’t even imagine how good that’s going to look and feel like when we’re finished.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
Since last year God has been speaking this verse over me along with many others about his faithfulness; (1 Thess. 5:24), his plans, (Jeremiah 29:11), his provision, (Psalm 23), and his command to peace, (Ex. 14:14).
Last week I realized the new thing He was doing, the streams in the desert he kept speaking of making, were inside of me.
Only this God can put rivers in the desert, create out of nothing, and make new (good) what was completely lost to sin. When He works inside of you it’s an indescribable gift for this reason above all: you are loved so intimately by this God of the impossible that He would take the time to work in you for your own good even beyond what you would be willing to do for yourself.
That He would take the time to promise me this over and over as I struggled to trust Him and then walk with me as He worked inside my heart and soul, continually encouraging me, and finally, revealing to me what He’s doing so that I could see how much He cares, that blows me away.
I forget how extraordinary He is; more tragically, I forget how extraordinarily much He loves me.
I want you to trust Him with the impossible, I want you to remember this:
Yes, He is The God of the impossible and only He can do it. Not your own hands or any worldly efforts. You should give up and trust Him, but not for the sake of finishing that work in you. Let go and trust God to do what He has promised so that you might experience the fullness of his extraordinary love for you.