May is a month of maybe’s and possibilities. As I’ve been searching the Lord for our declaration over this month, I can’t help but think of all the things our family has seen in May. It is riddled with ups and downs. Wins and losses. Good times and bad. Sorrow and joy. Marriages and divorces. Birthdays and deaths. Anniversaries of beautiful events and milestones of heartache.
May holds many moments of maybes that turned either into grief or joy, but in all those perhapss and possibilities, there lies a bubbling hope to see what God will do this time! I want this May to be a month of renewed hope for us as a tribe. Stirring our spirits up with this proclamation “Maybe this time.”
“And Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
1 Samuel 14:6 AMPC
The hope-filled possibilities held in this courageous statement by Johnathan should encourage us all to peek over a mountain and say, “Who knows, maybe God will do the impossible through me or for me.” It is so filled with hope it makes my insides dance and anticipate my moment to say, “Maybe this time.”
As our family prepares to embrace the maybes in May, it is clear that changes and transitions are before us. For the last few months, we have felt the stirrings of something new coming. We know God is calling us to make a bold decision that holds a million unknowns. But it also carries within it a million maybes and a plethora of perhaps’s.
In prayer the other morning, I heard
“Hope is forged in the trials of fire.”
Trials present several possibilities of victory. It’s where giant-killing faith is formed. Lion dens become campouts and cuddle fests. A raging furnace reveals the God of angel armies. And an untamed sea bows in peace to a savage Jesus.
Hope rises from flames and calls heaven into the circumstance, fire, fear, pain, brokenness, and the unknown. Hope sees the “maybes” and waits for the possibilities. (write that down, or say it out loud)
The eyes of hope and a “Maybe this time” can view river rocks as weapons. Trials as joy-producing seasons. It knows the great exchange of beauty for ashes. Gladness for mourning. A wrap-around grace for a heavy heart.
Lean into the “maybe this time” hope permeating the air. Look for the fourth man in the fire. Find the Commander of the ocean who walks the waves or creates pathways on the seabed!
“Jesus looked at them and replied, “With people, it is impossible, but not with God—God makes all things possible!” Mark 10:27 TPT
As I mentioned, our family is prayerfully considering the changes we feel God calling us to make. During this season of intercession, I will be taking some time off of Facebook chasing the “maybes” just over the hill. I will schedule some of our past devotions that many new members have missed. In the meantime, would you all please pray over our family as we make decisions and seek his face for direction?