Taking Jesus at His Word

Tonight my oldest son and I were reading through the Book of John for devotion time. During tonight’s devotion as we read through chapter 4, a statement caught my attention: …The man took Jesus at his word and departed (John 4:50). Scripture has so much to say about faith.

In my mind, faith in the simplest terms is trusting God to do what He says He is going to do even when it seems impossible. There are several times throughout both the Old and New Testament where this type of trust has changed the course of lives (even nations). From moments like when Abraham believed that God would give him decedents as numerous as the stars and it was credited to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6) to this moment where a desperate dad believed that Jesus would heal his son, and Jesus did.

I won’t spend time quoting Scripture after Scripture that talks about the importance of trusting that God will do what He says He will do. Tonight I want to focus on one key, life changing reminder: nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 19:26).

No life is too far gone. No marriage is too broken to restore. No situation is too hopeless. No heart is too broken. No one is beyond God’s power to save, restore, and redeem: only take Jesus at His Word.