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Former Bad Girl, grateful for the grace God offers. Happy wife of Bill, one of the Good Guys. Proud mom of two grown-up kids with tender hearts. Lame housekeeper. Marginal cook. Pitiful gardener. Stuff I love? Encouraging my sisters in Christ—across the page, from the platform, online, in person. Unpacking...

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  1. Liz,
    God. Can. Do. Anything…> God! Oh how I needed this reminder this morning. I get upset with myself in just how many times I limit God in my finite little mind. God CAN soften the heart of my prodigal son. God CAN raise funds for Redeemer Christian School in Pakistan. God CAN take care of even the mundane trials of my life. He IS the keeper of The Plan. I am going to put God. Can. Do. Anything. on my mirror and be reminded during this season, and always, that God IS Able…Thank you so much!
    Blessings,
    Bev

  2. Thank you,Liz. I needed this reminder today. With brokenness in my family and after years of trusting God to fix things, I sometimes lose heart and my faith grows small. I do believe God can do anything and I will keep trusting Him.

  3. Dear Liz and everyone:
    Yes, this stirred my heart to pray: Show me Lord how to believe, show me how to say yes. For I need Him so much in every minute of this day to just believe and to say yes. And I am thankful that with Him I too am a possibility, for with Him all things are possible. I pray for you Liz. Love Jannie

  4. As I sit in a season of waiting and believing that “God can do” I am grateful that God is with me. I really need Him to hold my hand as it has been a rough time of inner turmoil and Satan tormenting me that God isn’t going to answer my prayers. Yet in the midst of it all I feel God’s peace washing over me. Thank you for sharing Liz!

  5. Thank you, Lizzie. This is what I needed – four words. “God. Can. Do. Everything.” And then, I need to add four more words. “Let. Go. Let. God.” I don’t need to carry everything on my shoulders. I don’t need to solve all the problems. Trust in God. God can do everything and let go, let God. Eight words: peace and security. Prayers to all.

  6. I needed to hear this. There are some things going on with our family right now that seem practically insurmountable to us, and it’s easy to lose sight of how much bigger God is than those issues. I needed to have my attention refocused on His faithfulness and His plan, rather than my own worries. Thank you for the reminder!

    • Family issues seem to heighten as the holidays draw near and expectation comes crashing up against reality. Prayed for you just now, Lisa, that God will continue to remind you that He is more than able. He loves you so!

      • Thank you, Liz. I appreciate the prayers! The issues are financial rather than relational, but still, challenging and unsettling. But not bigger than my God!

  7. What a morning of chaos-needed to breathe and read this. Got it as I waited in line at the post office feeling overwhelmed. He is driving, I’m not. Breathe-thanks sister

  8. Thank you so much for reinforcing: GOD CAN DO ANYTHING! We are fully aware of this but the devil is such a liar that he plants negative thoughts in our minds. We all need to TRUST God in times of doubt and worry. I need to focus on the fact that My God is bigger than the things that seem to affect us in our daily lives, be it health, finances and family issues. Thanks so much for the word.

  9. Dearest Liz,
    This spoke to my heart this morning. We’ve been going through some rough times lately. Myself with fibromyalgia and my husband with kidney failure. We’re trying to help take care of each other, both took an early retirement and are struggling financially now. God is using these roadblocks to teach us what’s really important in our lives…like family, Jesus, faith Hope and love. I love how He uses situations like this to teach us what’s important and that nothing is impossible with Him.

  10. Thanks so much for this reminder and encouraging shot of faith. Trying to trust with my mustard seed of faith that God can bringing healing to a broken marriage and family, even though it looks impossible.

    • {{{HUGS}}} and prayers. I may not know your name, but God does. Praying that He will bring hope and healing where there seems to be none. And I know from experience that the hope and healing may not look the way we think it “ought” to, but God can work it all for good.

    • I am smiling through wet eyes. Please hang on. You will never regret it. And you are not alone because you are wise enough to reach out for help, and Christ will always answer that heart-cry.

  11. We have said yes. And we desperately need God to do what we can’t do. We are going through an extremely hard journey, and this is not a situation where we need to believe God can do anything, but we have some very rocky roads ahead of us. This is not something we could anticipate, and now we are walking through fire. This affects out whole family, our lives. We at this point could not even know what we want God to do with the impossible, because this situation has already happened. We are walking one step at a time, one day at a time…..

  12. Liz, what a beautiful post. Just this morning in my quiet time, I was reading about having the faith of a mustard seed in Luke. Sometimes, my faith isn’t even that big. What a sad testimony of my belief in the God of the universe, the God who calls me His daughter. I needed that four-down-to-one word reminder: God.

    I loved what you said here:
    “The breathtaking reality of who He is and what He is capable of unfurls over every scene of our lives, ready to dispel every doubt, answer every question.”

    Thanks for your words here today. So needed!

    • It’s our joy to encourage you at (in)courage, Jeanne! The writing process pretty much works like this: God has something He wants to teach us, then we can’t wait to share what we’ve learned with you! He is faithful, and we are grateful. THANKS for the kind words!

  13. Mary carried the infant Jesus in her body. By the same Holy Spirit, we carry the risen Lord in our hearts. Nothing is impossible with God residing in us and working through us.

    I have never seen it this way. I have a burden for women trying to conceive. This gives me even more faith as I pray. I believe in the Virgin birth, and I carry the same risen Jesus in my heart. Of course God will bring about a miracle as I pray by His Spirit and in Jesus name.

  14. The past 11 yrs have been very difficult for me to believe God Can Do Anything. Between a job lose (worked there 22 yrs.), my mother’s death in 2006, my marriage in shambles and my son not working (or even trying to find a job) a full time job since his graduating in 2009 I am a wreck.

    • Oh, Patty. I know how you feel. I got to thinking back about how long this particular difficult season has been going on in my life, and I realized it started over ten years ago, when my first husband had a job that didn’t pay the bills, wouldn’t really look for anything else, and then told me he’d fallen in love with someone else. Our marriage broke up, and I married a wonderful man in 2008, but it seems like every time we start to get back on an even keel financially, something else comes along and yanks that rug out from under us. But looking back, I can see where God has never left us. He’s been faithful even when we haven’t seen it, even when we’ve felt like prayers don’t make it any farther than the ceiling. He’s got you in His hands, and I’m praying that He will give your heart peace and make your path clear.

    • Patty, your keen disappointment and loss and sense of hopelessness leap right off the screen. Oh, my, dear sister. Wish I could sit across the table from you for about six hours, so I could listen to all that’s on your heart and we could storm the gates of heaven together. That in-person thing might be hard to pull off, but please know I am praying for you RIGHT NOW, here in Louisville, just as Lisa is praying and others who might read your comment today. God has not forgotten you. Just the opposite. He is as close as your next breath and stands ready for you to lean on Him even more fully.
      Some sources of comfort:
      “I remember, Lord, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.” Psalm 119:52
      “May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.” Psalm 119:76
      “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” Psalm 119:50

      • Patty,

        (((((Hugs))))) from Watauga, TN. I’m praying for you and your family now! May you sense God’s loving arms around you and holding you tightly! Remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you” “to give you a hope and a future”.

        Blessings 🙂

  15. Oh I say YES all the way!!! Thank you for this devotion of encouragement! ! Hallelujah! ! I am believing God for His Healing Hands in my entire body -He is able and if He doesn’t I will praise Him anyway!! I have to believe Jesus Our Father has a purpose and a plan for me. God bless you!!! Praise Him Always.

    • You are all over it, Angela. YES is right! I’ve always loved this verse:

      “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

      YES!

  16. Your words always makes my faith a little bolder, my heart a little lighter, and my spirit a little happier!
    Thanks for this Liz!

  17. Thank you Liz for this reminder: God can do anything. I believe God can do anything. That everything is possible with God.
    I too is in a season of waiting. I believe God can touch my situation and turn it into something new and beautiful. Waiting isn’t easy. Things come to bombard me with negative thoughts but I pray pray and pray.
    I thank God that truly everything is possible with Him. This comforts my heart and gives me peace. How great is our God…He is Awesome. He Can.Do. Anything.

    • It’s a simple but profound truth, stated so clearly not just in Luke 1;37 but throughout Scripture. The enemy would have us believe otherwise, but God makes it clear: He really CAN do anything, and has proven it over and over! May He continue to comfort you and give you peace, Joanne.

  18. Thank you so much for this message today Liz. I really needed to be re-focused and reminded. We are having a lot of trouble with our 18 year old son. His life has been in chaos these last few months. It has been a battle for him and us. I am reminded today and I know God can save my son and resolve the situations that he finds himself in the middle of. God can do anything. Thanks again Liz.

    • Praying for you and for him, Karen. Eighteen is a difficult age. Exciting on the one hand, frightening on the other. The shift from child to adult takes a big leap and sometimes it’s not as graceful as we might hope. God is before and behind you, dear sister. And He will never forsake you or your son. Never.

  19. What a timely message! We are looking at one week left for car repo, eviction and son being sent home because we can’t pay the tuition! BUT, we know GOD CAN! We say YES, GOD CAN!

    • Lord Jesus, THIS WEEK our friend needs a miracle. Stir the hearts of those who know this family and their situation, and prompt them to give generously or intervene in some helpful way. We are trusting You, Lord, because You are so very trustworthy!

  20. In the deepest recesses of my head I always knew that God can but my heart wondered would He DO it for me? Having recently made a big decision in faith, I now see that not only can He but He will. It just required me to activate my faith and say yes to His plans. Thank you for the encouragement that in saying Yes, I move the “He can” from my head to my heart.

    • Oh, Tyra, you are brilliant. You absolutely have captured the essence of His message for you: Trust Me. Have faith in Me. Say Yes to Me. So proud of you, my sister!

  21. Not usually one for fear nor feeling overwhelmed. both have struck lately and as I struggled to handle it, it got worse. Finally in absolute frustration I had a head-on conversation and said, “God, I do not know what is wrong but I just can’t do this…”, and preceded with a litany of my pain and frustration. The problems did not disappear but the burden did as He lifted it from my shoulders to His.
    Why, oh why, do I forget this? He is so faithful. Thanks for the reminder, Liz. Blessings to you and yours this lovely fall day!

    • Completely understand, Cathy. Just when I think I’ve gotten over some issue in my life, it rears its ugly head. If I can remember to call upon the Lord, as you did, I know He will faithfully handle my problem for me. It’s the remembering that’s hard, and that’s where the Word is there to rescue us, again and again.

  22. PRAYING THAT GOD WILL DO A MIRACLE IN MY BROKEN FAMILY AND GIVING ME STRENGTH AND WISDOM TO TRUST THE LORD MORE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL OF YOU. KEEP REMEMBERING “WHEN YOU KNOW THE OVER COMING ONE YOU SHALL OVER COME” YES HE CAN !!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US.

  23. I am a day late in seeing this but God knew I would need it today more than yesterday!! This day started very darkly with so many urgent prayer needs that I began to feel hopeless- and Satan didn’t waste a second berating me with with all the possible negative outcomes. I thank God right now for His influence in every situation. Thank you so much for using your gift to bring God’s hope & peace to my weary soul.

    • SO right, Ashlee…you saw this post at just the right, God-ordained moment. His faithfulness, once again on display! Praying for your hope and peace to continue, and the sense of weariness to lift.

  24. Amen, Amen, Hallelujah! God. Can. Do. Anything. Simple, powerful words! I love this and this is something I need to hear often, daily, over and over and over again! I need this on my wall! Thank you, thank you, Liz!

  25. Liz,

    God. Can. Thank you soo much for the reminder. This year has been rough on me dealing with my aging father. I’m waiting on the next phone call, etc. Also work at a place I don’t like and don’t feel super useful or part of the team.

    I love the fact that God. Can. fix anything and give me the answers I want/need. There are many urgent prayers on my heart and I feel worn out, frustrated.

    Love your writing and so glad you are here at In (Courage)! 🙂

    • Thanks, Beth. I love my new friends at (in)courage and the blessing of ministering to our sisters all over the world.

      So sorry to hear of the challenges you are going through. My own parents have been gone for a long time, but my husband’s parents are aging and he is an only child, so I truly understand dreading the next phone call.

      Lord Jesus, calm our hearts this night.

  26. I really need to know that God. Can. Do. Anything. I am about to be homeless after losing my job a year ago. I am a single mother of one awesome son. We have been blessed to live very comfortably up until now. I have reached out for help but to no avail.
    Every door has been shut to us. I can only believe
    that God is up to something. The wait is so hard. I
    will be living week to week with friends. That will soon run out. I have to hold on to God. Can. Do.
    Anything because I am feeling very anxious and a
    little fearful. Thank you for posting this article.

    • Lord Jesus, we would ask you to OPEN A DOOR for Renee and her son. They need safe lodging, Lord, and hope for the future. Please, in Your mercy, show her what a CAN-DO God CAN DO!

  27. Thanks for this lovely message, Liz. I have been praying for my daughter for some years now. At first I was full of doubt. Then I found Mark 11:24 and John 15:5 to 7. But the beautiful words in this message really touches my heart and increasea my faith. God bless you.

  28. Thank you for the confirmation. God. Can. Do. Anything. If He does it for others, He will do it for me. How beautiful it is to know and believe that. I too am in my “season of waiting”; waiting for a change; waiting for brokenness to be made whole; waiting for prayers to be answered. But as I wait, one thing is certain…I will keep trusting God.

    Thank you again, Liz for sharing God’s love and His word with us.

    • Dear, Wanda, God will NEVER give up on you, not for a minute! When we fail (and we ALL do), our loving God gathers us up, bathes us clean, and puts us back on the path He has chosen for us. Our best path, the one that leads us to wholeness in Him.

      Please don’t give up on yourself (or let the enemy of our souls convince you that you’re worthless). Not true. You are worthy everything to Jesus. He died with your name on His lips. He wants you to know you are loved, you are forgiven, and you are His forever.

      I hope you’ll reach out to us again here and let us know how you are doing. Your (in)courage sisters care about you. Praying as I post this…

    • Wanda, I’m heartbroken to read your words but SO EXCITED for the day (hopefully soon) when you realize how desperately He wants you…how greatly He pursues you…how this time in your life, when things seem so, so low, may be exactly the time written for you to lean on and into His grace. He’s waiting for you. He loves you. We are here if you ever need encouragement…Your sisters at (in)courage… <3

  29. Dear Wanda, Romans 8:38 says “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”

    Please know that no matter what your past looks like, That verse is about you too. Keep holding on to God’s unchanging word and have faith that you are loved and safe in His arms. I am praying for you my sister.

  30. I am late in reading, but…I. Love. This. So. Much. Profound concept and beautifully written. Thank you so much Liz. His word through you – yes YOU! Yay, chosen! – was exactly what I needed to hear today. And precisely, I’m sure, the reason I didn’t open it until right now. His timing is perfect. God. Can. Do. Anything. YES!!!!!!!!!!!