“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”-Jesus, Matthew 19:26
One of the antagonist’s favorite lies to use against us is that we are too far gone. Especially when we”re struggling, the devil will try to get in our heads to convince us that there’s no hope of things turning around for the better.
But that’s a big fat lie.
True, things may be bad. Real bad even. But as long as we’re breathing, you and I have the opportunity to see God do the unthinkable, to take the most broken and desperate of situations and restore it for His glory.
Because God is God, there is not a single person or situation that is too far gone.
Do you believe that? It is critically important that you do because faith is what will fuel change.
But just in case you need help believing that you’re never too far gone, here are a few classic examples to prime your pump:
Goliath made it seem like Israel’s chances were too far gone when a little boy showed up with a sling and five stones.
Remember Paul’s story? It seemed like he was too far gone in his hatred for Christians until that day Jesus caught up with him on the Damascus Road. He saved him and changed his life.
And what about Jesus? It seemed like He was too far gone as He hung dead on the cross on Friday, but then, of all things, He showed up alive on Sunday.
Don’t let the enemy succeed in persuading you today that there is no hope for ____________________, because in Jesus there is always hope. Believe it. Keep praying for it. Keep doing what you can do while trusting God to do what only He can do.
Though some days it may feel like it, you’re never too far gone. And that guy…he’s not too far gone either. Neither is she. And us, we’re not too far gone.
It’s a new day with God. Run with it.