This is really part two of “Nothing’s Impossible for God.” We need to look at the difference between how the Lord is infinite and we are not. We only see from our present circumstances. He sees the whole picture of our lives from before conception to death.
Consider Him as infinite: nothing is impossible, He totally understands, He has no limitations, nor barriers nor boundaries. He is All Powerful, All Knowing, All Present, Self-Existent, and He is Almighty.
Here’s a little new song that bubbled up in me this morning: Lord, I worship You for You alone are worthy. There is no one like You. There is no one Your equal. You alone are God Almighty. I honor and glorify You, for You are worthy of all praise.
For us? It seems that our trials are enigmas: complicated, convoluted, not comprehendible. We have no concrete answers. We are hemmed in and stuck. Paul described his life in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9. It says, “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
Job 2:7 says, “So satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.” One boil is enough pain, but he was covered with them.
The Lord tests our faith to purify it and make it strong. However, satan seeks how he can undermine our faith to destroy it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says that the things that happen to us are common to man. In other words: you are not the only one!
In part from the Amplified. It says, “…God is faithful (to His word and to His compassionate nature) not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will (always) also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place) that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.”
Trials narrow our way and hem us into God’s way through. The art of endurance is to cling to the Lord with refusal to let go. David wrote Psalm 139. Verses 1-3 are his description of God as finite. “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.” Verse 5 says, “You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.”