My biggest storm, your drop of rain
My raging fire, your candle flame
My deepest ocean, is like a puddle at Your feet
My darkest valley, my greatest mountain
They are Your prairie, for You are constant
Your ways are higher than any other
So I will sing
God of the impossible
Maker of all miracles
I stand in awe of You
I am so amazed by how You
Reach into my brokenness
Make me beautiful again
I believe, yes I believe
Nothing is impossible with You
When I am weak, You are my strength
And all Your power is made complete
You turn my failures to victories
I’m restored by a healer
I am filled by a provider
I’m saved by a deliverer
Savior, my Savior
I’m redeemed by a savior
—”God of the Impossible” by Sarah Reeves
This song came up when I was looking up some possible worship songs for the youth retreat I was a part of this year. Our theme was anxiety and trusting in God; although we didn’t end up using this song I still love the lyrics (despite the pre-recording sounding a bit corny hahaha). The chorus is probably my favourite and I love the contrasting in the first verse between our worries vs. God. I’ve said it before, and it’s been said many times elsewhere, God is the God of creation; of all things impossible, what makes you think He can’t take care of your storms and fires? lol
Have a listen, and I hope you find it as encouraging as I do:
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
I was talking to my boyfriend about why church/fellowship is so important to our spiritual growth and thought of this verse.
I also compared the importance of fellowship to the things that help a plant grow. Plants need sun, soil, water, air, various nutrients from all those sources etc. to grow. Too much or too little of any of those parts probably isn’t good, and could result in the plant not growing properly. Our spiritual growth is similar. We need fellowship, we need prayer, scripture, service etc. for us to grow closer to God. If we don’t get enough of something, our growth becomes skewed.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
–1 Corinthians 13:4–13
Been reflecting and kinda internally struggling through some personal things, today this verse came to mind to remind me that love, godly love is an embodiment of many things, and I should trust God with this.