The Odd Thing About Odds

13 May

“How much happier you would be, how much more of you there would be, if the hammer of your God could smash your small cosmos.” – G. K. Chesterton

And David appointed him (Benaiah) over his guard. (2 Samuel 23:23)

How big is your God?

What odds maker would have bet on Benaiah being able to kill a lion in the pit on a snowy day? But Benaiah did what lion chasers do. He defied the odds. He didn’t focus on his disadvantages. Lion chasers know that God is bigger and more powerful than any problem they face in this world. They thrive in the toughest circumstances because they know that impossible odds set the stage for amazing miracles. That is how God reveals His glory – and how He blesses you in ways you could never have imagined.

There is a repeating pattern in Scripture. Sometimes God won’t intervene until something is humanly impossible. And He usually does it just in the nick of time. God loves impossible odds. One of the most exhilarating things in the world is doing something that no one thinks you can do. God wants and deserves full credit.

Too often our prayers revolve around asking God to reduce the odds in our lives. We want everything in our favor. But maybe God wants to stack the odds against us so we can experience a miracle of divine proportions. Maybe faith is trusting God no matter how impossible the odds are. Maybe our impossible situations are opportunities to experience a new dimension of God’s glory.

God is everywhere all the time. He is still hovering over chaos. Maybe we underestimate our freedom in Christ. Maybe it’s not just freedom from sin. Maybe it is the freedom to do the extra-dimensional. According to A. W. Tozer, the most important thing about you is what comes to mind when you think about God. How you think about God will determine who you become.

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, thank You for always working behind the scenes, engineering our circumstances, and setting us up for success. Help each of us to keep growing so You get bigger to us. Give us faith to believe that NO-THING is impossible for You. Thank You Jesus. Amen.

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Blessings for God to smash your small cosmos with his big hammer!

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Most of the excerpts above come directly from Chapter 2 of “In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day.”

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