The angel had just announced to Mary that she, a virgin, would conceive and give birth to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Can you even imagine what was going through Mary’s mind? “There is no possible way this can happen,” “It is simply impossible.” No doubt Mary asked the ancient, one-word question, “HOW?” We often ask the same question when we don’t know what to do.
This verse is a call to faith—a call to look beyond what we can see, feel, touch, taste or smell, and a call latch onto a word from God, a promise.
“Impossible” means “cannot be done.” Is there anything in your life you have labeled “impossible?”
“For nothing” means “no matter what it is.” You can fill in the blank. “For _____________ will not be impossible with God.”
What about cancer? Nothing!
What about a broken marriage? Nothing!
What about a prodigal child? Nothing!
What about a financial issue? Nothing
What about a wound from the past? Nothing!
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit knows everything, can do anything and is present everywhere at all times. Someone said, “With God, nothing is Him-possible” (“Him” being our Lord God). So, let’s consider what is possible because of Him:
1. Salvation is possible—forgiving the sin that would send us to hell and forever securing an eternal home in heaven.
2. Overcoming sin is possible—any sin or situation Satan and the world throw at you.
3. Answered prayer is possible—calling on God and God promising to hear and answer prayer.
4. Peace is possible—the inner satisfaction of knowing God is in control.
5. Joy is possible—the inner gladness that comes from trusting what God says.
Daily Do It
Today, I want you to thank God for what He made possible in Christ Jesus. “Thank You God for saving my soul, for giving me overcoming power, for promising to answer my prayers, for giving me the peace that passes all understanding and for giving me joy that is based, not on what is happening around me, but on what You are doing within me.” Bring your impossible situation to God right now, and thank God that NOTHING is impossible with Him. Praise God for HIM-possibilities.
Quote of the Day
“Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.”