IMPOSSIBLE

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Daily Reading: Exodus 2:11-3:22 ESV, Matthew 17:10-27 ESV, Psalm 22:1-18 ESV, Proverbs 5:7-14 ESV

Daily Verse: “He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 ESV)

ADUNATEO (101): “Signifies to be impossible, unable, and in the NT it is used only of things.  Nothing to a believer is impossible.”[i]

Faith creates possibility.

The disciples, faced with an impossible situation, fail.  Trying to heal a demon-possessed boy, their efforts come to no avail.  The desperate father took his son to Jesus and asked the Lord to make the impossible possible. Without hesitation, Jesus rebuked the demon, healing the boy.  The dad’s faith in his Master brought healing to his son.  Watching Jesus work, the disciples didn’t understand why they couldn’t complete the task.

Lack of faith stops us from accomplishing our divine tasks.  Whether we doubt God’s sovereignty, His presence, or His power, our unbelief prevents us from making the impossible possible.  Only when we believe in Jesus can miracles happen.

Open your mind.

Closed minds won’t see miracles.  Standing before the Red Sea, Moses believed God would create a way.  Because of his faith, Moses experienced walking through parted water.  Strolling through the sea, walls of water on each side, fish swimming along beside you, I can only imagine the magnificence of such a moment. God created a way where none existed.

Miracles need impossible circumstances to become possible.  Facing the demon-possessed boy, the disciples found it impossible to help him.  But with God, all things become possible.  We can meet the mountains before us, knowing God possesses the power to move them.  Whether we climb the hill, go around it, through it, or move it, God will show us how to overcome. 

Without faith, the impossible remains impossible.  With faith, all things become possible.


[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. (p. 6) Thomas Nelson

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