“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
How often have we read this short verse? How often do we repeat this verse to ourselves and to others? As I was reading this verse for the hundredth time in my life, it struck me that while I read it and repeat it, that my life doesn’t always show that I truly hold tight to that truth. This particular verse was referring to Mary and her immaculate conception and her cousin Elizabeth that became pregnant in her old age. However, it applies to our lives today and to the lives of everyone throughout history since the beginning of time. I sometimes limit the power of God in my life by trying to control so many aspects in an effort to make things happen the way I want them to. My actions say at times that I don’t believe God can do all things. As a believer in Jesus Christ to say He can’t seems ridiculous because I know all that God has done and has the power to do, but sometimes my actions say otherwise.
Please understand, I am in no way saying that because we believe in Jesus Christ that we will no longer struggle with things. It just means that we have a God who wants to intervene on our behalf so we don’t have to struggle alone. To say that we will never struggle again would be a lie, but our hope is in Jesus. That hope reminds us that we will not be overtaken by our fears and struggles. It is not the sum of who we are. It also doesn’t mean that our faith isn’t big enough. Frankly, it isn’t nor will we ever be good enough. The Good News is that God is big enough. The Good News is that we don’t have to be right enough or good enough for God to love us and work on our hearts. For nothing is impossible with God. Our walk with Jesus is a daily walk. That means we need Him every day. Our struggles are little reminders (or maybe big reminders) that we are in need of a Savior every moment of every day. We have to allow God to work in our lives and truly believe that he has the power to heal and to hold tight to the verse,” For nothing is impossible with God.” Nothing. Is. Impossible. With. God. Isn’t that beautiful? Let the reality of that verse bring you peace in the most impossible situations. The devil wants us to believe the lie that God won’t heal us and that He can’t change our hearts and see us through our addictions, compulsions, worries and anxieties. Reciting scripture is a powerful tool in the battle to fight the one who lives in the world. Our God is greater than he who lives in the world. Believe it!
Dear Lord, forgive us for not living out the verse “Nothing is impossible with God.” Forgive us for not believing that you will show up today. Help us, Lord, to remember that you are always here. You always have been and just because we are struggling with things today doesn’t mean that you have left us or that you can’t lift us up out of whatever it is we are going through. All things are possible with you and I pray that we begin to live that every day and not see that verse as words on a page, but see them as truth for everyday life. In Jesus Name, Amen.