One of the best exercises for our faith is to read the testimonies of the saints from yesteryear. People like D.L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, Hudson Taylor, and Amy Carmichael have biographies that will move you to tears. To hear how God did the improbable in their lives serves and inspiration for ours today. Nothing is impossible with God
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Do You Believe?
In context, this verse is about the birth of Jesus Christ and of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth being pregnant at a very old age with John the Baptist. The angel is telling Mary that with God, nothing is impossible with God. She will conceive the Messiah through supernatural means, and a womb long barren has been opened. If God can do this, then He can accomplish anything that needs to happen in your life. Do you believe?
There is also a danger that this verse can be misused. God will only do the impossible when it accomplished His mission, and He gets the glory. Still, you have Christians going around quoting this verse in positive expectation of God fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. They wield this verse like a magic wand claiming in over every want and whim that comes to their mind. If even a part of it comes true, they claim victory and are off to their next desire.
Nothing is Impossible with God
To best apply this verse to our lives, let’s try to look at it through Mary’s eyes. She was an unexpecting teenager when the angel Gabriel showed up to with this announcement. It wasn’t in her plans to be the mother of the Messiah. God brought it to her, and she had to be convinced. When God wants to do the impossible, it will often catch us off guard, overwhelm us in its scope, and make us totally dependent upon the Lord. This may come to us in a dream or an opportunity. That’s up to God. Our part is to be open and willing.