I looked, I blinked, I looked again, and I still wasn't sure what I was seeing. We were driving next to a railroad track when I saw a vehicle moving along the railroad track, but not a train. A pickup truck. He was moving right along down the track like a train, but a truck? Trucks have tires, railroads have tracks. Tires don't ride on tracks. Well, as I looked closer I realized what was going on here. This was a maintenance truck for the railroad, specially modified to run on tracks. It was mounted with special train wheels extending out from both the front and back of the pickup. So because he had been specially outfitted, he was able to go where he normally could never go!
Well, I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Going Where You Thought You Couldn't."
Since I feel like the Lord wanted me to talk about this today, it wouldn't surprise me at all if you're headed into something you're not sure you can handle. In fact, you may be almost sure you can't. Maybe there's a burden you're going to have to carry or a challenge or assignment that you have in front of you or some possibilities that are either frightening or exciting, or possibly both.
Well, your Lord, who may very well be the One leading you into something you're not sure you can handle, wanted you to be encouraged today with this word from the Word of God. Psalms 18:31 - "For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?" Now notice who is the subject of the promises of the following verses, notice the one doing what the verbs say will happen.
"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." I can hear you say, "I don't know if I have the strength." God says, "You don't. But I'm going to outfit you with strength you've never had, because you've never needed it like this before." Psalms 18 continues, "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer." This sounds strangely like a railroad saying to a pickup truck, "I will make your wheels like the wheels of a train." God says He will give you feet like a deer - why? It says, "He enables me to stand on the height." Standing where you could never stand except that He is going to custom outfit you for what He's asking you to do.
Then it says, "He trains my hands for battle." You say, "I don't know how to do this," God says, "I'll show you how," And then it says, "my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory, and Your right hand sustains me...You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn." God says I will get the road ready for you so you don't have to worry about falling.
God is fully committed to providing all you'll need to do what He's taking you to do. Those who have never risked going where they never thought they could go have never seen God at His most amazing and His most miraculous. He is custom-fitting you for the road ahead, enlarging you to be what you'll need to be, and even clearing the track ahead. Sounds to me like you're ready to roll.