Thursday, December 19, 2019
Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.
What an incredible statement! What an opportunity for participation in the miraculous! There is not one thing that God has promised to do for us that is outside of His ability to fulfill. Whatever it is that He is asking you to do may stretch you to your limits and deplete you of your strength, but not His. Whatever miracle you need today so that hope is restored and survival assured is totally within the realm of possibilities with God. While there are timing issues and purpose issues to be resolved, there is no issue with the power needed to do it. Anything God wills is able to be done!
There is an old praise chorus that expresses the heart of this verse very well. It goes like this:
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible;
He’ll do the thing others cannot do.
So before you build your life raft and try to sail across the flooded river of frustrations, ask God to remove the river.
Before you set your next stick of dynamite at the base of the mountain of madness hoping to tunnel through, ask God to move the mountain.
Before you take matters into your own hands, trust the hand of God. His hand is strong and safe.
Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand, those who take refuge in you from their foes. (Psalm 17:7)
His hand provides us with strength and endurance.
You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. (Psalm 18:35)
His hand protects us.
Though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
His hand is secure.
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. (Psalm 73:23)
His hand controls all things.
In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
Nothing is impossible with God!