I Can’t Do That

In the last few months I have been reminded over and over again about the reality of my life. I am getting older. Physically that means it’s harder to run and harder to lose weight. I’ve got more aches and pains than ever.  

In this season in my life where there has been much change. I have come to the point many times of saying “I don’t think I can do this anymore”. It has been a hard season and what lies before me is too big for me. 

I have found that what I lack is best described by my lack of faith and my lack of mental energy. The weight of change and God’s plan for our lives is such that I look at our situation and once again admit ‘This seems impossible’.  We are trying to sell our house, buy a house and move. My boys will moving schools and I will be changing ministry focus. 

Humility is needed to be able to admit these things and say “I need help”. 

One day Jesus’ followers came to this same point as they looked at a situation that was impossible. In Matthew 19:26 we read ‘Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’. 

With man some things are impossible, but with God all things are possible. God uses all things to achieve His will, even our weaknesses. In times like this I have found comfort in knowing how reliant upon God I am and how all powerful He is.  

Isn’t it good to know that Jesus doesn’t expect me to do the impossible but He calls me to trust Him to do what only He can do? As I think about God’s glory, I think about His greatness and His goodness.  His greatness is shown by the reality that He can do all things. His goodness is revealed as He shows Himself at work regularly in our lives.  

Paul knew this reality in His life : II Corinthians 12:10 – Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 

In what fresh ways do you need to come before  God in humility and ask Him to do the impossible? In what new ways do you need to worship God because you know He can do more than you ask or imagine?

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