a believer, you will undoubtedly face some uncomfortable moments
of questioning or even ridicule about your faith in God and His
Word. Others may question your faith in the Creation account,
telling you that it is impossible that everything we see could
have been made in only six days.
They may question other biblical
accounts, such as the story of Jonah and the big fish. "No man
could survive inside a whale's belly for three days," they might
say. "He'd be pickled by the stomach acid--it's scientifically
But did you know that the Bible
is full of impossible things? Why would you try to pick
and choose, saying, "I'll believe this but I can't believe that--it's
It was impossible for God
to take on human form and be born as a tiny baby in Bethlehem's
manger. It was impossible for Him to take upon Himself
the sin of the entire world, dying in our place. It was impossible
for Him to rise from the dead on the third day.
can't be a Christian without
believing in the impossible.
Bible tells us that "with God, nothing shall be impossible"
(Luke 1:37), and gives us hundreds of examples of godly men who
believed God, even when faced with the impossible. Here are just
Abraham left his homeland to live
out his days as a stranger in a strange land, trusting God to
one day give that land to his numerous descendants (Genesis 12:1-7).
He trusted God to give him a son when his wife was too old to
have a baby (Genesis 15:1-6).
Noah believed that God would destroy
the whole world in a flood, when he'd never even seen a single
Moses believed that God could use
him to convince cruel Pharaoh to willingly release all the Jews
from slavery--and give them gifts to take away with them! (Exodus
Joshua believed that walking around
a city would make its walls fall down (Joshua 6:1-5).
Elijah believed that fire could
burn up water (1 Kings 18:22-24 and 18:32-38).
Esther believed that God would protect
her while she defied the king's rules, even though the former
queen had been punished for similar disobedience (Esther 4:10-15).
David believed that with God's help,
a youth armed with a slingshot could defeat a huge giant in a
full suit of armor (1 Samuel 17:33-37, 45).
Mary believed a virgin could become
pregnant (Luke 1:31-38).
Peter believed that, if Jesus asked
him to, he could walk on water (Matt. 14:28-29).
Paul (and many other apostles) believed
that the best way to save your life is to lose it (Mark 8:34-35).
I want to follow in the footsteps
of these godly examples. Whatever God says, I want to believe
it. I believe that the Red Sea parted, that water came out of
a rock, and that an axe head floated on water. I believe it took
God six literal days to speak the world into existence, and I
believe a man was swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about
People may call me foolish, gullible,
or primitive. Some people will never understand me, but after
all--why should they? Like Abraham, I'm just a stranger in a strange
land. I've thrown in my lot with those who are seeking a better
country (Hebrews 11:13-14). But for now, I'll just keep on obeying
God and waiting to see His promise fulfilled…because I believe