Nothing Is Impossible
By Maria Fontaine
Our own weakness can be our saving grace, because Jesus’ strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). That concept is so contrary to our natural way of thinking. It’s human nature to want to be strong in ourselves, and through that strength, to push forward and make progress. But Jesus tells us that when we feel weak and helpless, that’s when miracles start to happen!
Jesus wants to bring each of us to the place of full faith—that place where we continue to hold on to His promises and refuse to quit, even though we don’t have an ounce of our own strength left. When we get to this state where we truly know and accept that without Jesus we can do nothing, then He is able to take over. This is when the impossible becomes possible.
So if you’ve been feeling like you can’t go on one more step, then that’s just perfect because you’re right where you need to be! But Jesus doesn’t want you to stay in that state. He wants to move you beyond that point, and He will. When you’ve come to the end of your own resources, that’s when Jesus can step in and do the impossible for you. “If you can believe, all things are possible” (Mark 9:23). Hold Him to that promise. Put Him to the test!
Right now, at this very moment, Heaven is bursting with power, the kind of power that makes the impossible possible. But the Devil knows that if he can get you to swallow his “it’s impossible” lie, then you will be defeated before you ever have a chance to see the Lord’s power manifested in your life.
This is why the Devil and his band constantly appeal to your carnal reasoning. They attack your faith by planting doubts and offering seemingly sound reasons and logical excuses why it supposedly can’t be done. They’re quick and crafty and hit hard, so you must be equally militant in rejecting their doubts. Call their bluff! Defy them! Hit them back with the Word of God, like Jesus did—“It is written…!” (Matthew 4:1-11).
Here is how to guard yourself against the “it’s impossible” lie:
- Feed your faith. Faith comes from reading and absorbing God’s Word (Romans 10:17). If you don’t consistently feed your faith, you’ll soon be overwhelmed by the Devil’s doubts, because he attacks the hardest when he sees you’ve let down your guard. Take time to read the written Word, and also to bring your questions and problems to Jesus and ask Him to speak His answers directly to your heart or mind.
- Stay focused on Jesus and His promises. Ignore circumstances or other voices that oppose what He tells you to do. When Jesus called Peter to step out of the boat and walk on the water with Him, Peter did fine until he took his eyes off of Jesus, looked down at the waves, and became fearful—then he lost faith and started to sink (Matthew 14:22-32).
- Put your faith to use every day. The more you exercise your faith, the more miracles you will see and the more your faith will grow.
Don’t fall into the Devil’s “impossible” trap! Jesus cannot lie. He cannot fail. He cannot be stopped, and there will be no stopping you if you avail yourself of His power and help.
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