Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord
Jeremiah 17:7 and Jeremiah 29:11
Go ahead and dream the “impossible dream”. God has never forgotten about the dreams you have locked away in your heart. You may all have given up hope of them coming true in your life, but God hasn’t. Walking out on an open door may disguise itself as prudence or common sense, but it’s really a refusal to trust God because of fear. It is like David’s brothers saying that Goliath can’t be fought. It’s the Israelites telling Joshua and Caleb that their enemies are like giants and the Israelites are like grasshoppers, so they should return to Egypt and slavery. It’s the Rich Young Ruler deciding that discipleship would be nice, but it’s a little overpriced. It’s me every time I choose hoarding over generosity or silence over speaking hard truth in love. It’s me when I claim to believe in God, but when he says, “Go,” I stay. Closed-door thinking looks safe, but it’s the most dangerous thinking of all because it leaves God on the other side of the door.
He wanted the impossible. Totally impossible. Absolutely impossible … in my own strength. He met every one of my arguments with Scriptures about relying not on my strength, but on His. The more impossible it gets, the more it becomes evident that the only answer is Jesus.
One of my unforgettable moments was at Bethel ”Victory” worship night. Seeing God use the very thing that made me feel utterly worthless to help others changed everything.
I had kept my head down and my guard up. But God would use the unconditional love of a friend whom I went with to Bethel to free me. That night, Jesus helped me see where the voices of doubt were coming from and challenged me to consider the source. And, quite simply, He kept whispering He loved me over and over again.
As I shared my story, was nothing but an act of absolute obedience. When I finished and dared to look up at her reaction, a smiling face was looking back at me. She whispered, “I needed to be here too. I needed supernatural faith for the impossible things I’m going through.” A miracle happened
In that moment, I felt ”victorious” — not in my own power, but in the Lord’s strength and ability to use all things for good. Without that decision of obedience, I would not have been able to see how God wanted to work in her life that night.
“The righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” —Psalm 112:6–7