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“What Only God Can Do”

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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that I have another post relating to one of my many favorite songs. (I told you, I have too many favorites to pick just one)! (; Last August Michael Booth of the Booth Brothers released a solo album that I love! It’s called “Dear Yesterday”. There are obviously too many songs that are among my favorites on the album but the one that stuck out to me the quickest is the first track. It’s called “What Only God Can Do”.

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Wearing Daddy’s Wedding Ring like a little purse…1996.

I was born a preemie somewhere between 25-26 weeks and spent the first 3 months of my life in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Miraculously I have ZERO health issues attributed to my early birth. If you were to see me walking around Wal-Mart on a random Thursday you would have NO idea that I spent the first three months of my life in a tiny box hooked up to tubes and wires. For that reason the song in and of itself means something to me.

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I’m now holding the ring that I once wore like a purse…2020.

The song “What Only God Can Do” reminds me of the power that God has.

Not only did He create the earth and all that’s in it (Genesis 1+2) He continues to show His sovereignty. He has a good plan and He doesn’t want anyone to die without knowing Him intimately (Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Peter 3:9).

One of the things that I’m doing this year is reading my Bible every day. I’m using a daily Bible reading schedule that takes me from Genesis all the way through Revelation in a year. I’ve read the Bible through in a year before—that was something that we did often when we first started homeschooling. As we got older and started working we got out of the habit. Now, we’re all reading the Bible through this year just at different times throughout the day. This year as I’m reading I’m noticing SO many things that I never noticed before! Take Abraham and Sarah for example.

God tells Abram that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars (Genesis 15:5). But how could that be? Abram and his wife Sarai couldn’t have children and God told him that an heir would come from his own body (Genesis 15:3-4). At this point it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen…Yet Abram believes God anyway (Genesis 15:6).

In chapter 17 God makes a covenant with Abram changing his name to Abraham and his wife’s name to Sarah. God says that He will bless Sarah and give Abraham a son by her (17:16). I never noticed this verse before and I want you to read it. Word for word.

‘Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, ‘Shall a child be born to man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?’”
~Genesis 17:17

Did you notice that Abraham laughed? Not only did he laugh, but he “fell on his face and laughed”. I always knew that Sarah laughed when she was told in the next chapter (18:12), but I never noticed that Abraham laughed. And then I got to thinking, how often do we think that something’s too hard for God?

I mean, the ENTIRE Bible is full of stories about the messed up, the unlikely, the disadvantaged and the least of these, doing great things! Not because of the power that they have within themselves, NO! It’s because they allow God to WORK through them doing what only God can do (Ephesians 3:20).

Our God is the God of the impossible. There really is NOTHING He can’t do! He controls the wind and the waves (Matthew 8:26-27). Through Him a 90 year old woman and a virgin conceived and bore children (Genesis 21:2, Matthew 1:18-24).  A boy killed a giant using only a rock and slingshot (1 Samuel 17). 300 men took down an entire nation (Judges 7+8). And people were raised from the dead (John 8:28-43, Matthew 28:5-6)!!

If God did all of this and more (John 21:25), what makes us think that He can’t handle our situation?

One of my favorite movies is “Facing the Giants”. And one of my favorite scenes is near the end. When football coach Grant  Taylor asks his State Championship team (who had previously had 6 back-to-back loosing seasons). “What is impossible with God?” One by one significant players answer one simple word, “Nothing”.

I want to encourage you today that whatever hard thing you’re facing, whatever odds seemed stacked against you, whatever area of your life you feel is too hard for God; it’s NOT! Keep on praying, believing, trusting, and waiting for God to do “What Only God Can Do” because “With men this {may be} impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26b).

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

P.S.  January can be a lonely time. The holidays are behind us, it’s dark and sometimes snowy. As a result, it’s easy to forget how loved we are. If you need a reminder check out my book below. It’s available in e-book and paperback.

2 thoughts on ““What Only God Can Do””

  1. Thanks for sharing your amazing story! I knew you were born early but somehow missed the detail of 3 months early!!!!! Glad you are strong in body and spirit.

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