When the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive and bring forth a Son and call His name Jesus, she was troubled. She was a virgin. The angel told her that the Holy Spirit would come upon her, and the son she would bear would be the Son of God. The angel further assured her that it would happen as he had said by informing her that her relative Elizabeth, who had been called barren, had also conceived and was in the sixth month of expectancy. Gabriel summed it up by saying, “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Lk. 1:26-37). What man could see no way of happening, God could perform.
We need to remember that God is just as powerful today as when Gabriel carried God’s message to Mary. As we walk faithfully before God, His power is there to support us. We need to remember to not think only in terms of our personal ability (Phlp. 4:13). When we come up short, nothing is impossible for God. There is not a challenge that will face us in life that God cannot see us through. Paul wrote, “Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:20). There is nothing too big for God and us to handle, together (1 Jn. 4:4), and we can be assured that God will be with us as long as we walk faithfully with Him (Heb. 13:5-6).
When confronted with difficult, maybe seemingly impossible situations, we need to remember that nothing is impossible for God. When serious illness or injury strikes, we should take heart in that nothing is impossible for God. When apparent financial disaster stares us in the face, be reassured that nothing is impossible for God.
People whose hearts are racked over relational problems for which they can see no solution need to remember that nothing is impossible for God. Those struggling to overcome dependency problems that seem to hold such a grip on their lives should be encouraged to learn that nothing is impossible for God.
When fear, either rational or irrational, rears its ugly head, remember that nothing is impossible for God. When the uncertainty of growing old creeps into your thoughts, be assured that God loves you, and nothing is impossible for Him.
When challenges face the church, we need to find strength in the knowledge that nothing is impossible for God. When you face whatever it is that God has for you to do, it may seem daunting, but take courage for nothing is impossible for God. Let’s always remember and rest upon this truth. Truly, nothing is impossible for God…
Gary L. Hutchens