Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” – (Luke 18:27, NIV)
Jesus answered, “God can do things that are not possible for people to do.” – (Luke 18:27, ERV)
Jesus: Remember, what is humanly impossible is possible with God. – (Luke 18:27, VOICE)
On our own, many things are not possible. However, with God, all things are possible. This does not mean that He works with a magic wand to grant wishes, but rather He moves in ways we could never imagine and does the impossible on our behalf. His power goes beyond human understanding, and His love, far greater than we can fathom. Each day I am reminded of this as I go to work to teach classes that I have never taught before, and encounter challenges that have not been present previously. On my own, I’d be sunk. With God, I have new strength every morning and new resolve to start again. Some days I look back and am in awe of how He carried me and other days I can see how He equipped me. Either way, He does far more than I could hope or imagine and has blessed me with new things that bring me joy. My new role as an assistant volleyball coach ends each day well, no matter how my last few classes unfolded. God knows our hearts and finds ways to remind us that all is possible with Him. May we ever look to the Lord to be our strength and to move in and through us as only He can do.
Is not for the Lord,
Our Savior unseen.
Ever He’s working,
Much more than we see;
His plans are for good,
So, trust in the Lord,
He moves far beyond;
Help when we’re weary,
His love makes us strong.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for moving far beyond what we can see or imagine. Thank You that what is impossible for us is not for You. Forgive us for limiting You with our human understanding. Teach us to trust You more as we recognize the impossibilities that You have made possible all around us. Show us how to love as You love, which on our own is truly impossible. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You in all things – great and small, and praise You for all that is possible in You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” – Mark 9:23