Manna For Today: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Judges 13:3 – The angel of the LORD appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “Even though you have been unable to have children, you will soon become pregnant and give birth to a son.”
We often wrestle with our inability to control our environment or circumstances, whether they are related to our children, spouse, finance, health, future, business or job, education, etc. It seems just about the time we think we have a handle on things something beyond our ability to control comes up and we find ourselves in the familiar place of uncertainty. At some point we realize that what has caught us by surprise was not at all a surprise to our Father. In fact, He incorporated even the difficult challenges of our lives into his plan of growth and development for us and others.
In Judges 13:3, God spoke to Manoah’s wife, Samson’s mother to be, using two profound words that changed not only her destiny but the destiny of all of Israel. The words are “even though.” Verse 2 reveals to us that she was “unable to become pregnant.”
What do you do when God tells you to embrace possibility in what has been impossible to you? You simply say, ‘yes’ understanding that God’s plan and purpose for your life will come to fruition in spite of your environment or circumstance. I believe that there is an “even though” in God for all of us.
What is it that you have struggled with in the past but would love for God to do this year? Find His purpose in the thing you desire, exchange your plan for His and get ready for the ride of your life “even though.”
Remember, you are loved!
Peace and blessings!