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I think I can. . . . I know God can
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
November 18, 2021

“I think I can. . . . I think I can. . . . I think I can,” said the little engine that could. All he had to do was believe in himself, and he could make it over the mountain.

What are the mountains in your life right now that you need to get over? You know, the mountains of problems or sins or tasks that you’ve employed “little engine” theology to get over. So often in our lives we meet these mountains and say, “I think I can get over them.” But so often on our own, what happens? We go rolling backward down the mountain, unable to muster the strength in ourselves.

Want to get over the mountain? Ask for help. Trust in God’s great power. The same Savior who is so strong that he defeated death by rising from the dead still lives, and he lives to serve you! Want proof that he lives to serve you? Just look to the cross and see how he died to serve you. God is big! God is strong! God loves you! Trust in his great power in your life. Your mantra isn’t, “I think I can” but, “I know God can!” And he will. 

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind” (James 1:5,6).