Don't be afraid; only believe! If only we could hear the Words of Jesus; in your life, in your problems today, if you will only believe and not be afraid, that problem which looks insurmountable, that situation which appears permanent, will change by the power of Jesus' Name. People may tell you that your problem is too far gone, that it is too late for a miracle; Jairus was told in Mark 5.35, "Don't trouble Jesus anymore, your daughter is dead", but Jesus will say to you, as He said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; only believe".
To whom today has God revealed His love? Who are the people to whom God has revealed His power? Is it only in America or England? God forbid! God has revealed His power to the whole world; the Bible says the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God.
'Releasing Your power' & 'Lamb of God' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
There are many times in our lives when we need to cry out, "help!" And when you do, Jesus is there listening to your cry. The Bible says Jesus hears every cry from your heart: when you are in pain, when you are in difficulty, if you will cry out, "Jesus help me", He will answer you; even if it is a silent cry from your heart, God hears.
'It is well with my soul' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
How difficult it is to really believe; to take Jesus at His Word often requires a faith beyond our abililty to believe. I believe in prayer and in a God of miracles, but when I was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2002, I was faced with a challenge: do I really believe God or not?
'So real to me' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
The disciples thought they knew who Jesus was: they had already worked with Him for some time and witnessed some of the most amazing miracles; they were the closest friends Jesus had. Yet something was to happen that night on the sea which caused them to question who Jesus really was; it was as if they had never known who He was before.
'Jesus, Blessed Jesus' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
For so many people Jesus is some distant person; God Himself is distant and unapproachable. If I were to ask you, 'Where is God', some would say, 'To find God I would have to go to church', some would respond, 'God, He's up there'. But where is 'there'? I've got good news for you today, Jesus is called 'Emmanuel, God with us' - wherever you find yourself in life, God is there with you.
'Rest' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
I can tell you how close Jesus is to you: just breathe in, Jesus is as close as the air that fills your lungs. One prayer and He is always there with you. How can we touch Him? It is not a physical touch. You touch Him when you call His Name, when you talk to Him. Reach out to Him today. One word from Jesus can calm the storm, heal your broken heart. Jesus says to you today, 'Come unto Me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'
'Another Touch' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
You can't have a miracle without first having a problem! If the disciples had not been in a sinking boat during a storm at sea, there would have been no miracle with Jesus walking on the water. If you want to see miracles, God is going to use your problem, your difficulty, your crisis in order to work the miracle. That crisis you have - that sickness, that cancer, that arthritis, that financial problem - God will use this to create a miracle.
'Holy You are Lord' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
God always answers prayer! But He does not work miracles alone. He needs people involved in them. When He miraculously fed 5,000, He first needed 5,000 hungry people, as well as a boy with five loaves and two fishes. In order that you receive your miracle, God needs you to become part of the answer.
'Psalm 5' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
I have learnt after more than 60 years of ministry that God always answers prayer. And I want to encourage you. God never fails - He cannot fail. But to get the answer at the right hour we have to be ready, we have to be obedient, and God will answer - at the last minute.
'God Answers Prayer' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com