There is a wonderful couple in our congregation who has been dealing with a serious cancer diagnosis almost the entire time I have known them. Their faith has been an amazing source of inspiration for many. The diagnosis was not a good one and neither was the prognosis, but they have chosen to put their complete faith and trust in the Lord.
They have chosen to magnify God rather than their circumstances. They have chosen to praise God and give Him thanks for every little thing He has done for them. They are truly living out Psalm 69:30.
I will praise the name of God with a song;
I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
So often we feel bogged down by our circumstances and have a hard time thanking and praising God because we don’t feel we have anything to thank or praise Him for. When we choose to magnify our circumstances, problems, situations or relationships, we minimize God. We look at what we are dealing with and see it as impossible, forgetting that nothing is impossible for our God.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
God doesn’t promise to heal our loved ones or answer our prayers the way we want Him to, but He does promise that He is always with us. He does promise that He is in control and He does promise that He has a plan. Nothing is impossible for our God.
Perhaps if we were to magnify Him more, our circumstances, difficult relationships or situations may not seem so big. Look at what you are facing today, are you putting a magnifying glass in front of it or in front of your God?
This beautiful couple from our church received some amazing news yesterday; what can only be described as a miraculous healing and intervention by the Lord. But, they chose to magnify the Lord even when their circumstances didn’t look good, the diagnosis wasn’t good and the prognosis wasn’t good. Magnify the Lord today and see if your perspective on your circumstances or relationships doesn’t shift. His is more powerful than anything we face and His presence brings peace that the world cannot provide. Magnify the Lord today!
- Scripture from http://www.biblegateway.com