Without a second thought, I push my Mom on a wheelchair. No blind person should be pushing anything at all, much less a 90-year-old sweet lady.
But this past week, I did just that. I held on to my Mom's arm as we entered the store. She spotted a wheelchair close to the entrance and settled in it.
I gripped the handles in the back. We made our way down the aisles as I listened carefully to her instructions. "Go straight, stop ... turn left."
Our method worked beautifully until a salesclerk approached us. "Do you need help?"
I grinned. "Sure do. She can't walk, and I'm blind."
A long silence followed. Then she cleared her throat. "How can you get around like this, if you're blind? How are you pushing her?"
What she asked was the obvious. She was focused on the circumstance. She saw the barrier and analyzed the impossibility. She saw the facts in the natural. Not I.
I choose not to see things that way.
Focus on the Supernatural
I focus on the supernatural instead. I count on God's supernatural way to make things happen. He's been doing that through the ages. He did when all seem odd, strange and unlikely. He did when people didn't deserve it, when people turned their backs on Him. And he did when they became arrogant and foolish.
Know anyone like that? I'm waving my hand in the air because I'm one of them. Yet, God's mercy, compassion and supernatural love still go into action.
And to erase doubt, He can still do that.
Three Reminders of God's Supernatural Power
- Thousands of yesterdays ago, God parted the Red Sea. He protected the Israelites, who didn't deserve the favor. He extended mercy. He showed compassion and displayed His power.
- Supernaturally, God gave wisdom, strength and determination to a 14-year-old boy named David. With one small stone, David defeated a giant. God proved that when He's in charge, we can expect nothing humanly logical about to take place. There's nothing normal or average. Instead, He only presents supernatural results that leave all in awe.
- He sees us doubting but is patient still. He observes our stubborn heart and is loving still. He knows what we deserve but extends grace in spite of it. And this reaction that flows from His unending love is not natural, normal but super-ordinary.
But why do ordinary people live under the weight of problems and under the stress of the moment? Because they're limited by the details in the natural. Ever so sadly, they fail to see the possibilities that exist because of God's supernatural power.
Father, when I face impossibilities, grant me wisdom to trust that You are at work in a supernaturally powerful way. In Jesus' name, amen.
Will you face your situation in the natural? Or believe in God's supernatural solution?
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker and the author of four books. She has helped thousands conquer fear and bring back joy.
This article originally appeared at janetperezeckles.com.
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