Think The Impossible

Thought for the Day:

Nothing lies beyond God's power to change our lives.

Memory Verse:

"...all things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27)

Lesson:  People who are depressed typically feel hopeless.  They think that nothing can possibly change the way they feel.  They have forgotten that the Creator of the universe can make the impossible, possible.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ was impossible...but it happened!

Prayer

Great God,

                You are a God of infinite possibilities.  Out of nothingness, you have shaped the world and all that dwells within it.  I exist because you exist. 

                Forgive me for placing limits on your power.  Forgive me for thinking that nothing can possibly change the gloom and darkness that surrounds me. 

                In my deep sadness, I have given up hope that things will ever change.  I have lost all my energy for life.  The singing has died.  The music is silent.

                Precious Savior, help me to hear the melody of life once again.  Turn up the sound and open my ears to... 

                ...the sounds of Jesus, laughing and playing in the streets of Bethlehem...the rhythm of his footsteps as he walked the streets of Judea...the cadence of his breathing as he climbed the hills of Galilee...and the chorus of "Hosannah in the Highest" as he entered the city of Jerusalem. 

                Breathe new life into me, oh Lord.  Quiet my troubled soul.  And in the stillness of this moment, let me sense your presence; your closeness. 

                You are a great and marvelous God!  A God of infinite possibilities.  Forgive me for doubting.  Forgive me for my lack of faith.        

                Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Fill me with music from head to toe; drown out the voices of doubt, despair, and hopelessness that fill my troubled mind.  Make me an instrument for you, oh God, and begin to teach me a new song...a song of joy... a song of peace... a song of hope.

Amen 

    

Copyright, Dr. Brian Campbell, 2009