Is it Too Hard for God to Fix My “House?”


Of course, the answer is no.

 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

Those are encouraging words for any Christian. Nothing is too hard for our God. Yet, in his sovereignty, God allows himself to be limited by our unwillingness:

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, … how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate.” (Matthew 23:37-38)

Jesus desires to do great works in our house – our families and relationships. Yet, the Almighty God permits his hands to be bound by our unwillingness (Matthew 27:2), our sin (Isaiah 59:1-2), and our unbelief and disobedience:

“He did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13:58-ESV)

God has the power to do all things. But are we willing to obey and trust Him to do all the things he longs to do?

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Although Jesus can obviously open any door he wants to open, he knocks and waits for our willingness to open the door of trust and obedience.

Does your house have an open door to the God who knocks?  Is it a place where an earnest, lasting relationship with Christ is the primary importance?  Or, is God and his knocking “an interruption” (C. S. Lewis) to the things you really desire?

Jesus is certainly willing and able to do great works in our “house.” Are we willing to trust and obey him?

Don’t miss week six of Pastor John Mark’s #RelationshipGoals series this Sunday at Cottonwood Creek!   

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