Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NIV
Finding $500 in an emergency is impossible for 26% of Canadians according to Statistics Canada’s Canadian Social Survey on Quality of Life and Cost of Living. This group is part of the 35% of Canadians who said they were finding it difficult to meet their financial needs and 44% who were concerned about covering costs of housing and food. Women were more likely than men to say an unexpected expense would be beyond their means while young adults were more concerned about their finances than older participants.
There are things that are impossible in our lives, and no amount of positive thinking will change that. As much as I would love to, I will never play in an NFL football game – that is physically impossible. I will never be invited to design a building – I don’t have the training, education, or interest in doing so. I’m not concerned about this – I’m quite content with what I have done and can do. This may be so in the physical world, but it isn’t true in the spiritual. If you are a follower of Jesus, you ought to long to be like Jesus, living a life that consistently brings honour and glory to Him. While this is challenging, it isn’t impossible. Jesus says this in Matthew 19:26: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Jesus here is talking about how difficult it is for a wealthy man to enter the kingdom of God. But the principle carries into everything to do with our relationship with Jesus. Nothing is impossible for God to do in your life. Whatever seems impossible right now, trust Jesus to do the impossible.
These have been words from the heart.