THE GOD WHO CAN! [a simple Song of Experience by Dave Parks]
Mark 9.22-24 [ESV] ~ “…But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
“Difficult…to impossible!” are the words that come to mind
when I try to describe this problem that plagues me all the time.
It saps my strength, and robs my sleep, and keeps my nerves on edge –
I keep thinking it will go away – but it simply will not budge.
I’ve tried all that I know to do, but still it’s all in vain;
the answer dances off…then turns to laugh and mock my pain!
So, I bring it all to Jesus – why had I not before?
He is the same…both yesterday, today, and evermore.
He calls: “Come to Me, you weary, you trauma-ridden soul,
bring Me your sins and sorrows, and I will make you whole!”
But I stagger at the promise, I stumble in my grief:
“LORD, I know that I should believe, but help my unbelief!
I know that I should trust You, and I would, LORD, if I could…
but can You heal this trauma, and work it out for good?
I would gladly bring my burden, and the failure of my plans;
LORD, it is quite beyond me – so, please help me…if You can!”
He roars with indignation: “You ask ME ‘if I can’?
I made the earth and heavens, and rule by My command.
Who do you think I AM, My child – I’M God…and not a man –
I do whatever I desire, and who can stay My hand?
I calm the storms and the raging seas by saying: ‘Peace – be still!’
and every spirit in the world is subject to My will!
How dare you doubt Omnipotence, provoking Me again –
I AM the God of miracles, and you ask ME ‘if I can’!”
I melted in repentance…my doubt had turned to faith –
I saw the wretched folly and my sin of unbelief –
for to doubt that God can do it…is to doubt that He is God,
and to say that He has lied in all the promises He’s made!
For He says that though my problem like a towering mountain be,
with the prayer of supplication can be cast into the sea!
So I cried, “O, LORD, I do believe, I take You at Your Word,
that ‘Everything is possible to those who trust the LORD!’”
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO TRUST THE LORD,
SO CAST YOUR CARE AND BURDEN ON THE PROMISE OF HIS WORD!
HE SITS UPON A THRONE OF GRACE – HE IS “THE GREAT I AM”!
HE IS THE GOD OF MIRACLES!
HE IS “THE GOD WHO CAN”!