Isn’t it very easy to get down in a world full of negative words and phrases? It seems discouragement thrives amid the pressures of daily life, causing many people to make statements like “Hopelessness Abounds”, “I’m against impossible odds”, or, one I’ve said many times myself when a situation looks bleak: “There is no way possible!”.
The fact is, these quotes have a lot of truth in them. Truth, that is, if we try to trust only in ourselves, and seek a path that leads us away from the Hope of the world.
However, quite the opposite is true when we decide to trust God for our daily living. We can overcome despair by filling our hearts and minds with the positive promises in His Word! Countless things are achievable when we trust God. “The possibilities are endless” when we allow the Lord to fill our hearts with His truth.
More than anything else in this world, we need salvation from our sins. This is impossible to earn by our own merits, but God provided the Way to have our sins forgiven through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). About this saving grace, Jesus Himself told His disciples, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
After we are saved by God’s grace, we can then experience faith that exceeds any other on earth. Jesus told his disciples, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed… nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). When the troubles of this world are trying to drag us into a negative attitude, we can keep positive by exercising extreme faith in the Creator of the Universe. When we trust fully in Him, what looks impossible becomes very possible.
Although this journey of life is filled with ups and downs, and often we cannot seem to clearly see the path ahead, we are positively assured from God’s Word that by trusting the Lord wholeheartedly, acknowledging Him in all we do, “He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). The difficulties of the road may seem impossible to bear, but we can confidently trust our Faithful Guide to lead us onward and upward!
Not only will trusting Almighty God carry us through life’s storms, we can expect to receive an abundance of heavenly blessings even when it appears we have lost everything. Although we feel totally worthless, and so undeserving of any good thing from the Lord, He assures us in His Word He has forgiven us, and He delights in lavishing us with His goodness. What a wonderful Savior!
So beginning today, don’t let the gloominess of this world send you spiraling into the depths of defeat. All these things and more are possible for the child of God who places his trust in Him. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).
Yes, the possibilities are endless for those who believe!