Are All Things Possible?

…for God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

Lots of us know that God can do big things and amazing miracles. We find it pretty easy to imagine that with God the impossible is actually possible. In fact, that is one thought that gets many of us through tough times.

j0430489But one of my biggest problems isn’t believing God for the big things. I find it much harder to keep my faith strong in life’s little battles. It’s the daily hassles, the constant battering of problem after problem that starts me wondering whether the possible is actually doable!

So it’s not the big things that trouble me as much as the cumulative impact of all life’s little bumps. In the end, all those little molehills start looking like big mountains. When that happens, I realize the wear and tear from crossing the rugged terrain of everyday life is starting to have a big impact on my faith.

MP900386133[1] Instead of just focusing on the believing God for the impossible, we need to conquer the possible, the daily challenges of life. We need to figure out how to keep the bumps and bruises from defeating us. After all, everyday life is the proving ground for our faith.

How can we more effectively infuse our faith into the way we react to daily hassles? We can begin by inviting God to be involved. That means believing that God is more than our heavenly cushion in the face of disaster.

God is interested in what is going on at every point in our lives. Not only is God interested, God is at work in us right now, and is ready to transform what we think, how we feel and how we respond to life’s bumps and bruises.

Then, we have to remember that being a disciple involves submitting to our Good Shepherd’s lead. A life of submission means trusting Jesus to guard and guide us every step of the way. It also means we submitting to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and allowing God to use the twists and turns of life to refine us into the people we were created to be! The more we do these things, the more the possible becomes doable!

Sometimes it is easier to believe that mountains will move, than it is to believe that the way we think, feel and behave will change. But changing how we live our lives is the stuff of real miracles. Turning lives around, healing relationships, calming troubled minds and making hearts of stone into hearts burning with passionate faith, is what Jesus Christ does. Trust him today, and watch the possible become doable!

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