Possible Things

Matthew 14:25-26 tells of a time when Jesus went out on the sea to be with His disciples.  It says they were in a boat, and He went out to them walking on the water.  Matthew 14:26 says it this way.  “And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, ‘It is a ghost.’  And they cried for fear.”

The disciples had just been with Jesus earlier that day.  He had sent them out on the boat to go to the other side of the sea.  He waited on shore a bit to pray and then He went out to them later that night. They didn’t know what to think or what to believe, so they chose to believe He was a ghost.

Well, I’m like the disciples sometimes.  When I encounter something that I do not understand or something I cannot explain, I often choose to believe the thing that cannot explain what cannot be to me.  Since I can make no sense of some things, I use nonsense to explain to myself the things to me that are not possible things.  But wait!

When the angel went to Zacharias to tell him that his wife Elizabeth would be having the baby John the Baptist, Zacharias was afraid to believe.  He was afraid because he and his wife were very old, so this didn’t make any sense to him.  Luke 1:12.

Yet a little later the same angel went to Mary and announced to her that she would become pregnant, and she would have Jesus, the Son of God.  Mary wondered about how this would be possible because she was a young girl, and she was a virgin.  But she was not afraid.

Fear kept the disciples from believing what they were seeing.  Fear kept Zacharias from believing what he was hearing, so he was made mute until the day John the Baptist was born.  Wonder and anticipation made Mary believe how possible it was to hear what she was hearing.

The disciples should have known better; they walked with Jesus daily.  Zacharias should have known better; he was a priest who served God daily.  And believers today should know better; we have the Spirit of God in our hearts.

In Luke 1:36-37 God assured Mary that the thing she was hearing was a Possible Thing.  He tells her, “Now indeed Elizabeth your relative is also conceived a son in her old age, and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible.”

God made the water.  Why should we find it amazing that Jesus then could walk on water?  Anything is a Possible Thing for God.  God is able to do all things.

God created Adam from the dust of the earth.  Why should we find it amazing that He could cause an old lady to have a baby?  Old women having babies is a Possible Thing with God.  He is able to do all things.

So, let’s not think the things that make no sense to us must be the ghost of our unbelief.  God can do anything.  We must not be fearful but believing.  Anything is then a Possible Thing with God.

So, if to us a thing has never been heard of, believe that with God it is a Possible Thing.

If to us a thing has never before been seen, believe that with God it is a Possible Thing.

If to us a thing is unimaginable, believe that with God the unimaginable is a Possible Thing.

Don’t give your fears the belief that you should only give to God.  It doesn’t matter how unimaginable, or how unknown, or how unthinkable, or how unseen anything may be to us. 

All things are Possible Things with God.  Put your fear to death and live in belief of the Possible Things that are in your life daily.

Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.