Step/Week 2, Day 1 – Hope and Sanity: Powerlessness
May 6, 2020 269
“With man this is impossible, but with God everything is possible” (Matt. 19:26, ESV).
It is our weakness that cries out to be sated in power. It is our lack of control that keeps us trapped in any lie that serves to uphold our perceived and desired strength. It is in the realisation that we have none of this power we crave, that our hearts turn to the one true Higher Power for strength.
This means that in order to obtain victory we must first surrender. Some see surrender as a weakness but on the road to recovery, surrender is an essential part of recognising your sheer powerlessness over your situation. You may be thinking that it’s impossible to surrender at this moment in time. It’s too much! Well, under your own strength, it definitely would be. But as the verse for today points to the source of your help: God. It is He who can do the impossible, the unimaginable. Your ways are finite, but God’s ways are infinite. It is also knowing and recognising that all things are possible when we put them into God’s capable hands. It’s not enough to know of God. We really need to know God—to have a daily experience of God in our lives. He desires that intimacy with you. Relationship with God is key here.
God is the Designer of the universe, who knows everything there is to know about us because He made each one of us. This truth then surely means, that He needs to be our “go-to” Person; when that is true for each of us, then we now have a distinct advantage over what we had relied on before. We can go to God; He is the One who designed us and He is always available to each one of us—24/7.
– Graham Hood
Personal Reflection: What can you do to know God as opposed to know of God? Put that into practice in your daily lives. Nurture your relationship with Him. Believe in Him to do the impossible!