“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” Mt. 19:26
As I sit here writing this devotional considering that I’ve been on the road nearly 2 years doing streets ministry & writing and publishing Gospel tracts and devotionals with 5 special needs ministry doggies in my care with a car with about 250,000 miles on it, a bare-bones ministry budget, a super economical personal budget, and the responsibility of writing Daily Inspiration online, writing my new book project 365 Blessings, and publishing 3 devotional magazines along with working on a Gospel tract series combined with the fact the Lord has recently told me He is sending me to Huntington, West VA, in the Appalachian area and Capitol Hill, Washington, DC for my streets ministry work which I do about 6 to 7 days a week, well, can you imagine? It’s totally IMPOSSIBLE!
But God thrives in giving us the impossible, doesn’t He? How so?
- He can grow us, refine us, change us, purify us, and conform us to Himself as He takes us through the impossible!
- He can show us and those who know and see and hear us that we can do the impossible IN HIS STRENGTH, IN HIS MERCY, BY HIS GRACE, BY HIS WISDOM, IN HIS LOVE, BY THE LEADING AND FILLING OF HIS SPIRIT, in HIS POWER, with HIS PROVISION for HIS GLORY!
- He can prepare us for eternity with Him and for what He will call us to in the future by leading us through the impossible!
- He can teach us to depend 100% on Him for absolutely EVERYTHING and to be THANKFUL TO HIM and to GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY!
If you’re facing the impossible, no matter what it is, surrender yourself totally to God almighty and the Bible, seek Him, hear Him, obey Him, follow Him, love Him, serve Him, honor Him, revere Him, praise Him, worship Him, live for Him, and GIVE GOD THE GLORY!
The devil, the world, and even our flesh when we come into seasons of facing the impossible can try to get us to give up. That’s exactly what we should do, but not in terms of giving up that to which the Lord has called us. We should give up self-reliance and world-reliance and give ourselves over utterly to the Lord Jesus Christ. For in Christ, through Christ, for Christ, when the impossible is God’s will, we can do it. Yes, we can! For Christ’s sake, AMEN!