One of my grandson’s newest phrases is, “Is not possible.”
This is usually uttered when asked to do something that he doesn’t want to do, like pick up toys or take a nap. He looks at the requester very quizzically, cocks his head to one side, turns his hands palms up and says, “Is not possible.”
As if that will make the request just go away. As if.
He’s a funny guy!
As adults, our life situations are much harder than picking up toys or taking a nap. Frankly, some days I wish that’s all I had on my plate! Our lives are filled with difficult scenarios, hard work, agonizing decisions. Some days the loss, the hurt, the choices can be absolutely overwhelming.
We often want to say, “Is not possible.”
Scripture tells us different though …
When we feel as though our faith is weakening, Jesus tells us, “… if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” —Matthew 17:20
When we feel powerless and ineffectual, Jesus tells us, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” —Mark 10:27
When we feel like we just can’t wait and continue to believe in God for one more thing, Jesus tells us, “Everything is possible for one who believes.” —Mark 9:23
It is possible for us to rely on Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit to move in our lives even when it feels like nothing is happening.
But the choice is ours. We choose each day to rely on Him, to let Him grow our faith as He answers our prayers, to continue to believe in Him as He works in our lives.
Or we choose to look at him quizzically, with our palms turned up and say, “Is not possible.”
Which one will you do today?