There are a number of things in this world which boggle my mind, and several irritate me to no end. On top of those are a myriad of things way out of my power to do anything about.
In other words, I couldn’t change them if I tried.
Maybe I give up too quickly. Maybe I’m looking too much at my shortcomings, limitations, and inabilities.
Though it’s not wrong to count the cost before beginning a project, taking inventory of all one’s resources, sometimes I fail to consider a key element or two.
You see, whenever I rely upon the length and strength of my arm to change whatever, well, there are only so many things a person 68 inches tall can reach. And even if I were the tallest man in the world, I’d still have limitations.
If I relied upon my ability.
Another thing. I’m not the world’s smartest guy, and I’m not the stupidest. But no matter where I fall on the spectrum, there are things I have no way of knowing. There are things which are beyond my ability to comprehend; therefore, beyond my ability of effecting change, if one is needed.
But there is a God in Heaven.
I must consider God’s ability when inventorying my resources, since mine fall ridiculously short.
God is the God of the impossible.
Me? I can barely do the possible, and sometimes not even that.
But God is the God of the impossible. Therefore, the possibilities are endless.
There is nothing beyond the reach of God’s mighty arm.
There is nothing so detailed, intricate, or complex that it’s beyond God’s ability to work out.
Regardless of the problem I’m facing, the height of the mountain in front of me, or the size of the giant who’s taunting me, all things are possible with God.
Not with me.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” (Matthew 19:26 ESV)
What was Jesus talking about? His disciples had just learned it’s almost impossible for a rich man to enter Heaven. Their response? “Well, then who can be saved?”
Note again His reply.
“But he said, ‘What is impossible with men is possible with God'”. (Luke 18:27 ESV)
I’m learning that, although I am SO limited, I don’t have to reach my arms completely around a problem I’m facing. I’m not required to tell God what He needs to do, or even match wits with my adversary, the devil.
All I need to do is look to God. In other words, I need to trust.
My arms only have to reach God.
He makes all everything labeled impossible, possible.
Whether the need is physical, mental, spiritual, social, financial; all things are possible for the one who believes.
“And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can! All things are possible for one who believes'”. (Mark 9:23 ESV)
So to the one who believes, the possibilities are endless.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20 ESV)
So all I really need to know is Who to call.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV)
How about you? Have you wore the skin off your fingers, wringing your hands while worrying about things you can’t control?
Your help isn’t far away. He’s as close as the mention of His Name, and He cares for you more than you can possibly imagine.
And, with Him your possibilities are endless.