Have you ever faced an obstacle so insurmountable that it made your heart melt? Or maybe you have a dream or goal that looks so impossible that fear keeps you from taking the first step.
As my family and I reach the end of a stateside road trip from Texas to Washington D.C. and South Carolina, my heart is thumping. . Tomorrow morning I’ll go to She Speaks, a conference in North Carolina for Christian writers. I’m super excited, but I’m scared to death! (What’s a homeschooling mommy blogger like me doing at a big Christian writers’ conference like She Speaks?)
Next Tuesday we return to Turkey, and several more mountains loom large in front of me:
- An incredibly busy August awaits me after an incredibly busy summer. Where will strength come from?
- My son’s heart is set on Georgetown University in Washington DC. We will go for it and support him during the demanding application process. Does he stand a chance?
- We just learned that my husband needs to make a trip back to the United States in November. Where will the money for this unplanned trip come from?
Despite the challenges in front of me, these words echo in my ears: “More than all we ask or imagine.” Yesterday during my morning time with God, these words from Ephesians 3 came to mind. And in the afternoon as I saw the same words etched on the front of a church building: “More than all we ask or imagine.”
When I saw those words on the side of that building, I knew it was God. All I could say was, “Okay, Lord, I get it.”
If you’re in the same shoes today, looking at overwhelming obstacles, remember that God can do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine. God can provide for your financial needs. God can rescue your marriage. He can change your children’s hearts. God can open any door, whether it’s to a new job or an incredibly selective university. He can bring joy and renewal to the weariest heart. God has more resources and more power than you can imagine.
What’s the biggest obstacle you’re facing today?
Keep your eyes fixed on Him today, friend. Dare to believe. Cling to His Word. Just take the next step in front of you. Smile. God will give you the strength and grace you need for today. Remember, he can do MORE than all you can ask or imagine.