Matthew 19:26 - All Things Are Possible With God.
Matthew 19:26: All Things Are Possible With God.
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Some people may try to trip up your faith by asking tricky
questions. When they hear that God is omnipotent, or all-powerful, they
ask, "Well, could God create a rock so big that he couldn't lift it?
If God can do anything, certainly he could do that, right?"
Although God is all-powerful, there are several things he
can't do. For instance, he can't cease to exist. God has been around
from the beginning of time and will live forever. God also can't
change his nature. The Bible tells us Jesus is the same yesterday,
today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). You can trust that God will never
change his rules. He's consistent and solid. He'll always love you and
always be there for you.
But what about the rock? As an all-powerful being, God could
create an impossibly big rock. Then, because he can do anything
requiring power, he'd lift the stone. The rock couldn't be infinite,
because only God is infinite - so it's logically impossible for God to
create a rock he couldn't lift.
Examine The Case
Huh? Sometimes questions can be confusing. Here's something
that's not. If anybody asks you the rock question, respond with one of
your own: "What kind of God would you want to follow - one that's in
the rock-lifting business or one that's in the stone-rolling
business?" God rolled away the stone in front of Jesus Christ's grave when
he rose from the dead. Jesus defeated death, which shows a lot more
power than lifting rocks.
At times you may be asked some tough questions about your
faith, such as Why does a good God allow bad things to happen? There
are no easy answers to life's difficult questions. As humans, we
won't always understand why something happens. But we can always trust
that God has a purpose. And all of his purposes are good.
More than fifty times in the Bible, God is called almighty.
That means he's all mighty. Nothing is more powerful than him. In Job
42:2 Job says to God, "I know that you can do all things; no purpose
of yours can be thwarted. Do bad things happen in the world? Are
there terrible accidents and natural disasters? Yes. But God's
purposes can be accomplished in the good times and bad. Job experienced
that firsthand. He suffered unthinkable losses, yet he never doubted
God's power. We can follow Job's example by always trusting in God's
power and goodness. There's no limit on God's power, and that rocks!
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can
be thwarted" Job 42:2 [Case For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel]
This is impossible. Impossible, with men - but not with
God. It is impossible for a rich man to get into heaven on the basis
of human effort, because he has no means of freeing himself from
the clutch of the love of riches upon his heart. For that matter,
salvation is impossible for anyone on the basis of his own efforts. Only a
miracle of divine grace will avail to save a rich man from a supreme
love of riches, or any other man from his particular besetting sin.
[SDA Bible Commentary]
All things are possible. That is, for the man who is willing to
permit God to control his life (see Phil. 4:13). Only the power of God
operating in a mans life can bring about that transformation of
character requisite for entrance into the kingdom of heaven. [SDA Bible
Gods power is without limit. His capabilities are infinite.
This should not be taken in an abstract, speculative sense. In some
ages people speculated on such absurd questions as, Can God make a
rock so big He cannot pick it up? Jesus was not ascribing such
speculative absurdities to God. He was saying God has all the power needed
to do whatever is necessary, whatever His will requires. God is not
lacking in power to accomplish His purposes. Desirable aims that a human
cannot accomplish in his finite power, God can easily accomplish in His
infinite power. As Jesus illustrated here, a person can no more save
himself than a camel can go through the eye of a needle. God has the
power to renew and regenerate a sinful heart in salvation. [Disciple
The Bible tells us that the Lord made all things; He stretched
out the heavens; He spread out the earth; He overthrows the learning
of the wise, He fulfills the predictions of His messengers; He
formed the light and created darkness; He brings prosperity and creates
disaster (Psalm 44). Do you know the God of the Bible or have you created
your own idea of who God is? If you have discovered the God of the
Bible and have understood His many awesome attributes, you will
declare, as others have, that nothing is too hard for Him! If you don't
know this God, ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and gain a
relationship with the One for whom nothing is too hard. [In His Time; Walk
God spoke all things into being, and he sustains all things -
every cell, every star, every thought. We cannot think up anything
that would be impossible for him to do. His name the LORD in Hebrew
means he is. It's related to his name for himself: I AM. He exists by
his own power; everything else exists by dependence on him. I AM
also implies I am actively present. He's not far away in a distant
heaven; he's right here, as close as your breath. This is the God you
are trusting to get you to the finish line. He sustains galaxies,
and he can certainly sustain you. What do you need from our
As we meditate on the power it takes to hold all the stars in
the universe in place and keep the earth spinning at the right
speed, we have some glimpse of the awesome power God has to work in our
lives. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional re Jer. 32:17]
If every single promise of God shall surely come true, we need
to find out what He has promised in His Word and then use those
promises in prayer. Another translation says that nothing is impossible
with God. We spend a great deal of time talking with each other
about what needs to be done; we ponder long and hard over agonizing
decisions in our lives; we may even talk to God about them. But we ask
Him to do what we want Him to do and we ask Him to act now! We
would do well to spend some time researching His promises regarding
our needs and then pray the promise. We can have great confidence
in Him who said that every promise shall surely come true! Begin
today to apply a promise to your every request and pray believing.
[In His Time; Walk With Wisdom re Luk.1:37]
There is just no other way to say it - recovery [or victory
over sin] is tough. That is the very first reality we run into as we
start working with God to change our lives. There are days when we
feel like giving up, throwing in the towel. I've had those days when
I woke up expecting things to go wrong. But when change feels
impossible, when it feels like we're fighting a losing battle, that's when
we need to remember that we are God's children and that with him,
all things are possible.
We don't have to give in to our old habits. We don't have to
stay stuck. We don't have to give up on broken relationships or
shattered dreams. We have hope because we have Jesus in our lives. God is
a deal changer. Without him, we're trapped, but with him, anything
can happen, even those things we thought were impossible.
On those hard days, we aren't alone. God has promised to stay
with us every step of the way. When we have no answers, he has all
the answers. When we have no hope, he has more hope than we could
ever need. When we think our lives are over, he has plenty more
Thank you, Father, for being there for me through all my
days, the hard ones especially. I know you are going to see me
through. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional by
John & Johnny Baker]
Pastor Rick Warren says, "It's hard to be spiritually strong
and mentally alert when we're emotionally stressed or physically
fatigued." That's why we want our bodies to be fit - not as an end in
itself, but so we can possess the vitality to embrace all that God has
God wants to work through us, spreading the peace of his
kingdom and offering love to our neighbors. We need to be able to think
creatively and pour ourselves out in relationships. Those activities take
energy. Eating well and incorporating more movement into our day
replenishes our reserves, enabling us to do what would have been impossible
in a depleted state.
Sometimes we depend on God for so many things in our
spiritual lives, our marriages, our finances, our ministries, but we
haven't yet let him be involved with our physical health Getting
healthy starts with drawing near to God, building our health on a
foundation of faith.
When your trust is truly in God, nothing is out of your
reach. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional]
All things are possible with Me! Let these powerful words
light up your mind and encourage your heart. Refuse to be intimidated
by the way things look at the moment. I am training you to live by
faith, not by sight.
The sense of sight is a spectacular gift from Me, to be used
joyfully and gratefully. However, it's easy to be mesmerized by all the
visual stimulation surrounding you - and forget about Me. Faith is a
type of vision that connects you to Me. Instead of being so focused
on the visible world, dare to trust in Me and My promises.
Live close to Me, your Savior and Friend, but remember: I am
also infinite God. When I lived on your planet, My miraculous signs
revealed My Glory, and My disciples put their faith in Me. I continue to
do miracles in your world, according to My will and purposes. Seek
to align your will with Mine and to see things from My perspective.
Exert your faith to ask for big things, and watch in hope for Me to
work. (Mark 10:27; 2Co. 5:7; John 2:11; Mic. 7:7) [Jesus Always by
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: