Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” Genesis 18:14
Children learn new things and new words and would like to use them to show off. The day you learn of the word ‘impossible’ then you use it all the time even for things you can do, you may be quick to say, impossible. That word describes the human limitation, ‘Impossible’ is only human. The world trend today, encourages people to think positively, to believe in themselves, to think big, to think outside the box which means to think possible instead of impossible. But the truth is, this has happened so because we are limited in what we can and cannot do. And that limitation coupled with trials and challenges brought in by sin, bring the realization of how feeble we are. We cannot save someone dying of illness, we cannot overcome even what we consider simple sin, we cannot, we cannot…so God says, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27
Things become difficult in this sinful life, at times we face challenges that are so had to face or process, it is easy to give up and let whatever comes come. What is difficult for one man is often used as a standard reference for anyone else. (If he could not do it you do not stand a chance ) We even apply this mindset with God. Jesus knew we are unable and are limited on our own abilities, He said in Mark 10:27 “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
In that text, God is reminding us, we are not to compare Him with man, he is not man that we should compare Him with us. His message is that we should not use our limitation to determine God’ s ability. It is a reminder of who we are and more than that – who God is. “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19 He has done what would be considered humanly impossible in the past and he is still doing it today.
The worse of a sinner (if there is such) can be saved in his kingdom because it is possible with God. Hebrews 7:25 says; “Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Doubting God’s saving power over the depth of sin is only the trick of the devil to make us desperate or give up. Satan is constantly laboring on taking any ray of hope in us, knowing without hope we have not way of being overcomes.
All the wonders God performed on earth were having one purpose, to bring the hope, to save us from impossibilities, to bring to us life and turn our attention to the author of life. Salvation is the
mission of God. The ark was considered impossible, the total destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the rescue of children of Israel from Egypt, strange victories God gave Israel against their enemies, the birth of Messiah, Jesus packed ministry of healing, resurrecting, the transformation of the disciples and their gospel commitments, the preservation of the word of God, the church through difficult times; finally through ages you and me existing in these times for a purpose. All were possible with God.
“The gospel of Christ is a blessing that all may possess. The poorest are as well able as the richest to purchase salvation; for no amount of worldly wealth can secure it. It is obtained by willing obedience, by giving ourselves to Christ as His own purchased possession.” COL p.117