We each possibly believe in the process of reconciliation of emotional interests, until, that is, we’re confounded by either the repeated rejection of our attempts to reconcile or the hurts become too entrenched to any longer go there. Both situations are lamentable as much as they are understandable.
We can begin to disbelieve the possibility of healing. We can doubt God’s power to resurrect situations that have long since been marooned on the sandbars of resentment and exhaustion.
But if God is able to resurrect the Lord Jesus, God is able to resurrect anything.
Indeed, living the resurrection reality—to live saved on belief of Christ—is the very matter of living a miracle. We should not doubt, but we are bound to.
We doubt because we impute the power of humanity—to lose our relational way—onto the God of both heaven and ordered creation. We don’t intentionally limit God, but we see scant evidence of our Sovereign creating miracles of the reconciliatory kind.
We see too much hurt and we begin to believe in the power of hurt, not the power of God.
Having Faith in the Passage and Prevalence of God’s Will
“Let God’s will prevail,” may be the inner cry of our souls.
That’s fine, but we need to also make it practical and get involved—to bring heaven to earth, in cooperation with the Lord’s Prayer, “On earth as it is in heaven.”
Having faith in the passage and prevalence of God’s will is actually about engaging in it. We need to add the traction of definitive action; to pray and pray and pray about getting opportunities of interaction of love and compassion that will show to people that reconciliation requires only a will of obedience on our parts.
Having faith in the passage and prevalence of God’s will is about putting all else aside in order that conflict would be placed in the vice of safety, so that anything that is awry could be challenged, but without any repercussions for any party. We can only do this via the anointing of God. We could not go near this type of work in our own strength.
Having faith in the passage and prevalence of God’s will means we will stop at nothing to bring the reality of heaven—harmony in all relationships—to earth. It’s amazing what simply holding on to faith in a miracle can do.
If God is able to resurrect the Lord Jesus, God is able to resurrect anything. Believing in forgiveness and healing is consistent with living the resurrection reality. God can raise anything. God can heal anything. Who are we to limit the power of God? No, God will do the impossible if we add to it our faith to cooperate with his will.
© 2013 S. J. Wickham.