“Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17 ESV)
There isn’t a problem that God couldn’t solve. And there is no difficulty that He couldn’t overcome. Because we know nothing is impossible for God, we can experience great peace even if there were thunder storms and losses in life right now.
God can also wipe away our transgressions, so that we can experience joy and happiness in life. It’s important to understand our situation and also God’s situation. For a man salvation is impossible, whereas nothing is impossible for God. The disciples got a lesson of this when Jesus asked a rich young man to follow Him and sell and give away everything he had. From here we understand that we can never give anything but ourselves to God. God doesn’t need our possessions. But the rich young man didn’t do this, and that’s why he went away feeling sad. After this Jesus said to His disciples: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:24 ESV).
Now the disciples became distressed, and asked: “Who then can be saved?” Jesus answered that for a man salvation is impossible. But after this He gave an answer to all our problems. And it’s also important for you to understand it: For God everything is possible.
A big spiritual victory takes place in your life when you realize that all Christians around you are imperfect. They are not going to be saved because of themselves, but because of Christ’s work.
If you are like me, you might feel very discouraged because of yourself and your sinful nature. But when I noticed that also the others, who I thought were sinless at first, were as imperfect as I, I understood it. None of us can be saved if Christ doesn’t save us. It means that if you have a severe illness, you can’t heal yourself even if you eat healthily, exercise and sleep enough.
You can only be cured by a medicine that takes away the illness. Jesus told this truth to the disciples in many different ways. “Only a God’s miracle can save you, and I am that miracle of God. And only a God-given medicine can cure you. And I am that medicine.” For Jesus it’s really possible to save you. If you have encountered God’s miracle, Jesus Christ, you know that you are not an impossible case for Him. If you look at His goodness, and understand the strength of His arm, and how that strong arm is stretched towards you, you can state today: “Nothing is impossible for you. Not even I, dear Jesus.”
Nothing in yourself can inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. You need His Spirit who has created the heaven and the earth. You need the Creator’s new creative work in your life. Good news today is that through Jesus’ redemption work, the power of God’s Holy Spirit can flow into you, and make a miracle in you. For God you are not impossible. God creates in you a new Spirit and a new heart that will inherit the Kingdom of God.
How can impossible become possible? In that way that you come to Jesus today, and give yourself to Him. He stretches His strong arm to you, and nothing will be impossible after that. Nothing.
- Arto Boa’s devotional book, Keys –