DAY 39: GOD IS IN CONTROL IN YOUR DEAD END
“Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.” ROMANS 4:17 (NLT)
There are certain dead-end words in life: cancer, divorce, bankruptcy, infertility, and unemployment, to name a few. How do you know when you’re at a dead end? You know it when things get out of your control.
When you’re at a dead end you’re waiting for deliverance, you need to remember this: The situation may be out of your control, but it’s not out of God’s control. When you face a dead end, don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus instead on what God can do.
There are two things God can do that you can’t do: He can “bring the dead back to life and create new things out of nothing” Romans 4:17 (NLT). If God can give life to a dead man, he can bring life to a dead career. He can bring life to a dead marriage. He can bring life to a dead dream. He can bring life to a financial dead end.
When you face things that are out of your control, you need something more than a positive mental attitude. You need faith in God, because he can control things when you can’t. Most of life is beyond your control, so you need faith far more than you need positive thinking.
The Bible says, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 (NIV). God turns crucifixions into resurrections. He specializes in the impossible. It’s called “miracles”, and he can do one in your life! God is ready to turn your dead en into deliverance.
WHAT DID YOU HEAR?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
How does it apply to your life?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Don’t just be a hearer of the word. Be a doer of the word. (James 1:22)
NOW TALK TO GOD
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you.