GOD SPECIALIZES IN THINGS THAT SEEM IMPOSSIBLE
When we look at the world with all of its trials, troubles, tribulations, and heartaches; we sometimes ask: "Where is God? Why doesn't He do something?" Is it that God is not able? Is the situation too large or too difficult for God? God specializes in things that seem impossible. Now God may not solve your problem the way you want Him to, but there's no problem too hard for God to solve.
Pastor Romeo Viray is one of the IT missionaries who is currently staying in Canada. His journey of faith started when he became a part of the IT family. After his Access 1 Training, he joined the mission exposure trips and he saw how the Lord provided for him. Pastor Romeo didn’t have any means for providing for himself for the mission exposure trips. He knew that it would be expensive to go to other countries and his faith was tested whether he would believe that he could go to other countries by faith and not by sight. He recalled not having enough money to book his flight to other countries but as he prayed and believed that if God had called him to go then He would provide for him – and God did! God used some people to sponsor his ticket. He was able to cross countries and God would use men and women of peace to sponsor his accommodation and expenses whenever he was in other countries during the exposure trips while he did his mission and impart God’s Word to others.
After he returned to the Philippines, he was faced with a challenge that needed greater faith. The Blessed Canada Program was announced during the IT fellowship and Pastor Romeo signed up to join this mission trip. At first, he wasn’t qualified to go and wasn’t supposed to be on the list who can take part in the Blessed Canada Program; however, it is the Lord who qualified him. Fortunately, the team in Canada was looking for a single young missionary who can serve there. Pastor Romeo was so grateful that God opened the door for him in this amazing journey of faith!
When he was preparing to go to Canada, nobody believed that he could go, and no one encouraged him because going to Canada requires a lot of money – money he didn’t have. But it was the Lord who showed him that nothing is too hard for Him. Lo and behold, Pastor Romeo was able to book his ticket and flew to Canada! He was amazed at how the money was raised for his plane ticket. It was truly God’s doing! He believed in his heart that since God had called him, He would surely meet his needs.
As Pastor Romeo arrived in Canada, he saw God’s favor and provision. God connected him with the people who can help him do his mission and whom he can help with the ministry. For several months up to the present, Pastor Romeo sees the goodness of God in his life as he stays in Canada and it is only the beginning of what God can do in his life and through his life to inspire others to have the faith in Christ who died for our sins.
True to God’s character that He is Jehovah Jireh, He provided for Pastor Romeo and he continues to do his mission in Canada as the Lord guides him. When we say Jehovah Jireh, The Lord will provide, we can be certain it is true. We can see it in the flowers and birds. And we can see it at the cross – Jesus is His great provision. He is holy, yet He made a way for us to approach Him. He is not just King, but He is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He deserves the highest form of praise and adoration! Praise the Lord!
Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; it shall be done.
(Written by: Venus Jablo)