For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:37-38, KJV) When Gabriel appeared to Mary she was startled – an appropriate response I think! He tells her not to…
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 29:26
When my oldest grandson was small, we often had him with us for a few days at a time. One of his favourite things to do was to go to the playground at McDonald’s.
One day, after spending a few minutes on the smaller slide, he went to the bigger one and said, “I am going to go down this one.” He carefully climbed up the steps and stood at the top for a bit, then said, “This one is too big,” and climbed back down the stairs. This was repeated several times until finally after some encouragement from my husband and I, he was brave enough to come down the bigger slide.
Sometimes we face things in our lives that seem far too big for us to handle. It takes time for us to build our faith to the point where we just put our trust completely in God and let Him work it out. Nothing is impossible or too big for God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to know when things are just too big for us to handle and help us to give them over to you.
Devotion by Anne Johnston