Thursday, December 22, 2011

You Can't Fix This

Sunday night I was watching Holmes Inspection on HGTV.  I love Mike Holmes!  If you're not familiar with the show, Mike Holmes goes into homes and finds and fixes the problems missed by other home inspectors.  If you have watched any of the episodes you know there hasn't been a problem yet that Mike couldn't fix.  It might involve tearing the house down to the studs, but the crew never leaves before the problems are fixed.  Yet on this particular episode, as each new problem was revealed, the homeowner would say to Mike, "You can't fix this."

The homeowner telling Mike Holmes that "this" is a problem he couldn't fix made me laugh ~ until God reminded me that I do the same thing to Him. 

You can't fix this.

Have you ever said that to God?  You may not have actually said those words, but your stress, worry, anger, and tears all demonstrate that you believe "this" is the problem that God can't fix.

The Israelites thought their problem was too big for God as they stood on the banks of the Red Sea with the Egyptian army closing in on them.  But God made a way through the waters. And what about when they were hungry and thirsty in the desert?  God provided water from a rock and manna from the sky.  He even made sure their clothes and shoes didn't wear out while wandering for 40 years.

Naomi may have thought her problems were too big for God.  She was returning to her homeland after being away for 10 years, but she returned as a widow, without any sons to provide for her.  But God provided through the faithfulness of Ruth and later Boaz.  King David, and eventually Jesus, came through her lineage.

Daniel faced the impossible situation of spending the night in a den of hungry lions.  But God!  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace.  But God!  Job lost everythingBut God!

My God is faithful!

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. 
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. 
When you walk through the fire of oppression, 
you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
  Isaiah 43:2

What problem are you facing today?  It may seem impossible to you, like this is the "big one", the one God can't fix.  But God!  

Many blessings,

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5 comments:

  1. Great point Lisa.

    I've been guilty of this over and over... this week in fact. It just goes to show how truly swayed we can be by our own limitations, and how we try to impose those restrictions on the One who has none...

    Great post!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  2. Lol... Yep, I've thought (or acted) a million times like I know better than God. Not proud of it..

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  3. BIG fan of Mike Holmes and I love this analogy. We do often tell God the problem is too big to fix when we should be telling our problem how BIG our GOD is!

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  4. Lisa,

    I have never watched that show but I think I may have to check it out. We tend to put God in a box if it looks unfixable to us well then it must be unfixable, I have seen so many times God come through in ways I never thought, I am getting better but I am still guilty of telling God He can't possibly fix it, oh but He always does.

    Merry Christmas Lisa.

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    I usually do not doubt that God can fix my problem, but think "why" would He or just think He will not do it. Awesome post and God bless,
    Ken

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