Overcoming…Day 3 – Against All Odds

Welcome to Day 3 of our blog series, “Overcoming the Sorrow of Being Single”….

Against All Odds

I received an email from a young woman who lives in a part of the world where the Christian population is very small. She was sad and having a difficult time seeing how God would bless her with a Christian husband. With the population of non Christian men outnumbering the population of Christian men, the odds seem to be against her. When you look at the numbers, it appears to be a sorrowful situation.

against all oddsI was a member of a small congregation made up of mostly family. As with many churches the number of women far outweigh the number of men. My heart melted at the odds of finding love there. I thought my only chance was online dating or moving to a different church or even a different city. My logic said the only way to beat the odds would be to change them. However, with God, none of this was necessary. Stats, numbers, and ratios mean nothing to God!

And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. (Matthew 14:17-18 KJV)

The disciples presented to Jesus five loaves of bread and two fishes. This sounds like a perfect meal…for two. Yet Jesus was planning a meal for more than 5,000 people.

Human reasoning says there is not enough to feed everyone. Someone is going to go hungry today. It is against all odds that five loaves of bread and two fishes will feed over 5,000 people. But on this day Jesus showed “human reasoning” the door and performed what was humanly impossible.

Jesus looked to Heaven and He blessed the meal. Afterwards He proceeded to brake the food in pieces and the disciples gave the food to the multitude. He brake and brake and brake until everyone was not only fed, but FULL.

We can rejoice in the fact that we serve a God who is not intimidated nor controlled by the odds. If He is not concerned about impossibilities, then our faith should not be either.

When you pray unto the Lord today, do not be afraid to ask Him for the impossible, and do not fear that He is unwilling or unable to perform it. He loves you and will bless you until you are FULL.

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2 thoughts on “Overcoming…Day 3 – Against All Odds

  1. Whew! It is not even noon over here and I sure needed to hear this today! Just as I was in the shower I was praying to God about something, saying ‘could you at least…’ and then He reminded me that He is the God of ‘abundantly’, He doesn’t deal in ‘at least…’ 😀

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