Today's Wine From the Vine: Ezekiel 37:1-4 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!"
God led Ezekiel out to the valley of dry bones and asked him if the dry bones could live. With great wisdom, Ezekiel didn't give great discourse on what he thought about the situation. He knew that all things are possible with God and that it was ultimately up to God as to whether or not these bones could live or would live--"You alone know." There are some situations, many really, that are beyond our ability to fix or our ability to even know what is possible or what God wants to do. But we can do what Ezekiel did. In effect, he put the ball in God's court, in God's hands. What impossible situation are you facing today that you really have no power to do anything about? Look to the Lord. Listen to His word. And then, one final, thing--do what He says do. Ezekiel was to prophesy, to speak God's word to these dry bones. Then the power in God's word would do the rest. Listen today for God's word, speak it, and let it do its work.
As the armies marched against Jehoshaphat, he prayed to the Lord, "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you (2 Chronicles 20)." God brought victory as the choir sang God's praises. Jeremiah bought a field when his people were being carried away from the land into exile, praying, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." One of the greatest women of faith, Mary, responded to the angel's words, ". .. For nothing is impossible with God." "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Jesus, with the loaves and fishes, lifted them to His Father and gave thanks and blessed them and fed the multitude with much leftover. Over and over again we see what God can do.
Put your situation, your loved one, your need in His hands and trust Him with His answer. "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."