What do all of our fears really come down to in the end? That we won’t be able to handle what happens. But, thankfully, that isn’t true.
I sit on the back porch and stare out over open space. The scene is serene but inside my mind it’s a far different landscape. I think of all that’s ahead of me, then I whisper the words, “I don’t know if I can do this.”
“I don’t know if I have the strength.”
“I don’t know if I have the perseverance.”
“I don’t know if I have the wisdom.”
Have you ever felt that way too?
Thankfully when Jesus said we could do all things through Him, it included this. It included right now.
We don’t have to be strong, because He says, “I will strengthen you and help you” (Isaiah 41:10).
We don’t have to do this alone, because He promises, “I will be with you . . . because I love you” (Isaiah 43:2–4).
We don’t have to figure everything out, because He assures us, “I will teach you the way you should go” (Psalm 32:8).
This is the secret that can empower us on the days when we feel overwhelmed, the truth we can hold on to when we get discouraged. The wild mystery that lifts life’s weight from our shoulders says: It’s not about what we have in us; it’s about Who. Nothing is impossible for God—which means that with Him, nothing is impossible for us too.
God, there is nothing we can’t do because of You. So when the hill seems too steep, the mountain too high, the river too wide, draw us back to Your side. Remind us that You spoke the world into being, You scattered the stars into place, You split the Sea open wide. You are the miracle-working, way-making God and You are not done yet. Whatever You’re asking us to do, we say “yes” to You today. You will make a way. You are the way. Amen.
All things are possible with God. Mark 10:27
Cheering You On,
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