“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” – Matthew 19:26.

People throw the word “impossible” around quite a bit these days. But what does impossible really mean? Is anything truly impossible? On one occasion, when the disciples were faced with something seemingly impossible, Jesus said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26). It is said in several different ways in the Bible but the message is still the same.  Nothing is impossible for God. There is nothing you or I will ever face that is too hard for God. The Word of God is filled with examples, promises, commandments, and principles that reveal our Lord is bigger than any problem we may encounter.  But there are obviously a whole lot of things that are possible with God but are undoable for us

So what happens when we are asked to do the impossible? What happens when you are asked to do the undoable, and as you attempt to do the impossible you come face to face with a wall you can’t get over, a battle you can’t win, or an obstacle you can’t get beyond? What do you do when you are overwhelmed by a challenge that looks impossible to overcome? That’s when we stay cool and run straight to God.

Philippians 4:13 tells us, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” If we obey God and are living within His will, we have the God of the universe, the Creator of the heavens and earth, on our side. God can do the impossible. Jeremiah 32:17 says, “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!”

Who can help us do what is not humanly possible (Jeremiah 32:17). With God, Abraham and Sarah had a child when it was humanly impossible (Hebrews 11:8-11). The walls of Jericho fell : “When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.” (Joshua 6:20). The Red Sea parted and then drowned Pharaoh’s entire army (Exodus 14). 

If you are ever asked to do the impossible remember to follow the steps in this week’s message. Ask yourself whether what you are doing is aligned with God’s will, and would it glorify Him? 

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is “impossible” in your life right now? How do you go about dealing with it?
  2. What seemingly “impossible” things has God already done in your life?