What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Only Believe

Have you ever sung the song, "Only Believe"? 
The chorus is probably most familiar...it goes like this:

"Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe."

This morning in the Bible Fellowship that meets in our home each Sunday we sang this little song; in particular the first and last verses:

"Fear not, little flock,
from the cross to the throne,
From death into life He went for His own;
All power in earth, all power above, 
Is given to Him for the flock of His love.


Fear not, little flock, whatever your lot;
He enters all rooms, 'the doors being shut'.

He never forsakes, He never is gone-
So count on His presence in darkness and dawn.

(Composer: Paul Rader, 1921)

Then we read the following passage from the Bible:

"And after eight days His (Jesus') disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them.  
Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, 
'Peace to you!'
Then He said to Thomas, 
'Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; 
and reach your hand here, and put it into My side.  
Do not be unbelieving, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said to Him, 
'My Lord and my God!'
Jesus said to him, 
'Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.  
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'"
John 20:26-29 NKJV

Perhaps you've had a week where you found it difficult to believe that anything good could happen for you.  Possibly you've had some setbacks in life, either in health, employment, financial, or other personal issues. I can relate to this. Even in our "little flock" of people who meet with us each week for worship and Bible Study, we've had many serious trials and struggles.  Recently we had to say goodbye to one of our members, who passed away after a prolonged illness. Another has had serious family issues for many months, and today we joyfully learned that God had answered our prayers on her behalf. Still another is having major health concerns and needs a healing touch from God. 

As we read Jesus' encounter with Thomas, a.k.a. "Doubting Thomas", we saw how Jesus was already well aware of Thomas' doubts even without having been present when Thomas expressed his thoughts to the other disciples.  Jesus suddenly appeared to Thomas and the others in a room where they were gathered with the doors already being shut. Jesus appeared...and encouraged Thomas to believe in Him. Thomas fell at His feet and declared Jesus as "My Lord and my God!"

This little episode gave our little flock much hope...hope that Jesus is already aware of our hurts and heartaches and concerns. And peace in knowing that He is already there...ready to show us His nail-scarred hands and the wound in His side that was suffered for us...because He loves us so much He was willing to die for us.  If He was willing to die for us, then how much more is He willing to take care of all our needs...if we will "only believe"?

Sing along with me...

 "Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe."

Do YOU believe?

Postscript...I kept putting off finishing this post tonight. But God kept pushing me back to the computer and wouldn't let me rest until it was done. Someone needs these words of encouragement to believe tonight. Perhaps it is you? Whoever you are, Jesus is already there...He already knows...and He's standing there in the room with you, asking you to believe.  Just go ahead and let Christ show you His nail scarred hands. He's waiting for you.  Be blessed my friend.  Only Believe...All things ARE possible!

P.S.S.; For previous thoughts on this same topic, click HERE!


  1. Beautiful post, touched my heart. Always believing!

  2. Some friends and I recently attended a revival. There was a duet that sang a song by Casting Crowns,Praise You In This Storm. This song spoke to my best friend. Right now she has a son-in-law who began chemo today. Her husband has a nephew who, along with his wife, has severe health issues. Praise God, He is there with us even in the storms.

    1. Yes, He is. He never leaves us nor forsakes us, even in the stormiest gales of life. It isn't always easy to praise God in the midst of the storms, but when we let ourselves do so, we find that He lifts us up above the tempest and gives us great peace and calm for our souls. Praying for your friends. May the feel God's presence with them during the storms of their lives.

  3. While I'm not familiar with the song you mentioned (I'll have to look it up), it contains many truths. Many times I pray to the Lord that believe; please forgive my lack of belief. Yes God is with us in the storms of life. However, sometimes God is the storm! (I read that some where, just not sure where.) Even though it's hard to wrap our minds around God is sovereign and in control of what is going on in our lives and in the world around us.


    1. Yes,He is always with us, no matter how difficult the storm. God is sovereign, and He will never let us go. We just need to hold on to His hand and keep on believing. He will give us peace and calm in the midst of the fiercest storms of life... I know this from experience. Thank you for your thoughts today. Blessings my friend.


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