God believes in me. These words exploded in my mind and spirit as I flew from Perth to Singapore on 16th March, 2008.
I had been watching an in-flight movie, ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’, and was fascinated by how a block of wood could do the most wondrous things if only the person, who was supposed to believe in it, believed.
That was when God spoke to me, “I believe in you, Wilfred.”
I was startled. It was as if I was the block of wood and God was believing into me.
What did this mean? I was always taught to believe in God, told it was my belief that would allow him to work miracles in my life.
But this seemed to be only one half of the equation. We love because He first loved us, we believe because He first believed in us! His belief in us is the missing first half of the equation.
Astounding, marvelous, humbling and awesome were but some of the emotions I felt as the impact of these words began to grow within me.
If God believes in me even in all my unbelief, how much more am I able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me?
I began to reflect on my experiences following my accident outside Wesley Methodist Church on 14th August, 1983, an accident in which I sustained spinal injuries.
I realized, even then, God believed in me, as I was given the choice to decide whether to remain on earth or to be with Him in heaven.
The first two years following the accident were years where I just could not feel His presence. They were years of questioning, silence and darkness. I felt that Light had gone out of my soul. Every cry I cried to God could not escape the gravitational pull of the despair, darkness and emptiness inside of me. I felt forsaken of God.
But nothing, not even unbelief, could prevent God in Christ loving me, believing in and into me, with me, for me and as me. A slow and arduous recovery began, in body, soul and spirit, as Jesus’ life, light, faith, strength, grace, peace and love kept flowing into me, even as my physical disabilities and daily bouts of pain became long lasting.
In Christ, as God continues to pour and work out His belief in me, into me: I discover courage to press on to achieve my life’s full potential in spite of my permanent physical disabilities and daily bouts of pain. I am able to give meaning, create value and significance to each of life’s moments. I am able to love, enjoy and accomplish life’s activities set before me. I am able to believe into God, into Jesus.
Into Christ, all things are truly possible in me and for me as God believes into me and I believe into God.
What a marvelous relationship to be in!
God has also given me the privilege to share these words with you:
In Christ Jesus, God believes in you.
Believe into Him, to fulfill your life’s full potential.
Believe into Him, to will, love and work out good in your life.
Believe into Him, to see, in Christ Jesus, how all things are truly possible in you and for you.
God believes in you.
Believe into God. Believe God
Jesus believes in you.
Believe into Jesus. Believe Jesus
I believe in you too.