Be Encouraged: With God, ALL Things Are Possible!

Do you need a word of encouragement? I've got a big one for you.  Matthew 19:26.  "With God, all things are possible!" Let that sink in. It's not just a Bible verse to put up on your fridge,

Do you need a word of encouragement?

I’ve got a big one for you.  Matthew 19:26.  “With God, all things are possible!”

Let that sink in.

It’s not just a Bible verse to put up on your fridge, it’s transformative.  It’s one of those verses that we hear all the time and it kind of loses its meaning a little bit.  And that’s too bad.

So I want you to pretend like you’ve never heard that verse.  Like you’re hearing it for the first time.

It comes from Matthew 19.  Here’s part of that Chapter, in context:

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’[c] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

So you have to realize it’s coming from the question of “Who can be saved?”.  There is no bigger question.  It’s a first order question.  It’s life and death.  And we all need victory over death or we’re in big trouble.

And the answer is, “I’ve Got This.”  God says he’s already got it covered.  And by the way, it would be impossible for you if he didn’t do it himself and open the door for us.

With God, everything is possible.  Even victory over death.  An enemy that none of us can defeat on our own.

So if God can handle this, he can handle anything.  Be of good cheer!  We are sons and daughters of the LIVING KING!

And if God is our father, then how much do you think he wants to lavish us with every good thing?  That’s not just my idea, that’s Matthew 7:11:

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

So whatever it may be you’re facing, please let this sink in.  God’s got it covered.  He’s our father.  He’s a good father.  He wins.

Please SHARE this to encourage someone who just might need it right now!

Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!

chris@langpaul.com

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