Mark 10:27 NKJV - "But looking at them, Jesus said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.'"
I know I've asked this before, but listen to this again, please. Do you ever wish you could "crawl" into someone's heart or mind and think for them and lead them to do something? I watch Christians go through difficulties and all they can do is worry. And sometimes they seem to think they haven't worried enough, so they intensify their worry, hoping that will somehow show just how desperate they feel trying to deal with a seemingly insurmountable problem. And if you try to encourage them they either shrug you off or they may even complain that you're not worrying with them!
Now, I'm no different than any other Christian. I've been in situations that were overwhelming and seemed to "crush" my spirit and make me feel absolutely helpless. Furthermore, I couldn't imagine any scenario that would come close to bringing about a remedy. And I meet with so many people who are dealing with the same emotional trauma. What can be said to help them? How about our Daily Verse today?
Jesus was clear when He said there are times when people are helpless. "...with men it is impossible..." Some things people just can't do. And that might lead some Christians to quote 1 Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation [or testing] has overtaken you except such as is common to man..." How can an impossible situation be seen as "common"? What does God expect when that happens? Well, how about the fact that He already knew there would be things that would come into people's lives that were "impossible"? He knew that and He also knew "...for with God all things are possible." In these instances that is the "way out" mentioned in 1 Cor. 10:13. The "way out" of an impossible situation is to rely on the God of the impossible!
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