What Do You Believe?
In the following scene from his book "Through the Looking-Glass," Lewis Carroll shines a light on one of the biggest issues in the human experience.
Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Alice is like most of us. She sees the reality of the world and cannot grasp how some things are even possible. Her mind is finite, and as she observes the world, she tosses the miraculous aside and quickly declares, “It’s impossible!”
Perhaps the Queen in this tale believes as God would have us believe. She admits that she may not practice it enough, now that she’s older, but somewhere in her younger days, she was able to believe many impossible things before breakfast.
Maybe it would help us if we would return to a more childlike faith, to the times when we believed in all that God can do— without question. Perhaps with a rekindled belief in all that is truly possible, we could focus on what brings us more assurance and more awareness of all God does.
When you are experiencing the bleak moments of life that cause your spirit to sag and your belief to waver, call out to the One who makes all things possible. After all, your life is in His hands, and He has unlimited power for good, for your good. He wants to carry you through each dark moment into His glorious light. Why? Because He knows all that is possible, and He wants you to know it too.
So ask yourself: What do you believe?
Lord God, I often believe I have no choices or no possibilities for success in the situations I face. Rekindle my unwavering belief in You, and remind me to put my life in Your hands every day. I trust You will guide me toward those things that are meant for me. Help me to fully believe You are God of all that is possible! Amen.