"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God." - Psalm 146:5 (NIV)
For four hundred years the Israelites where slaves in Egypt. From a human standpoint their situation seemed hopeless. But God sent Moses to proclaim God's power and concern for the people. A seemingly hopeless situation was transformed by the unimaginable acts of God.
When Jesus was executed, His followers scattered fearing they would suffer the same fate. The ray of hope that Jesus' disciples had found in Him died on that cross. But the unimaginable power of God once again transformed a situation of despair. Christ's resurrection kindled a flame of hope that would never be extinguished.
Sometimes situations in our own lives and the news from around the world can cause us to despair. But the unimaginable acts of God still break through seemingly hopeless situations. Through faith and prayer, we can call on our loving God to enter in and give us hope once more.
Dear God, you have no limitations. When our imaginations and efforts reach their limits, give us courage to step out into the unknown and trust in You to help us. Amen.