With God All Things Are POSSIBLE


With God All Things are Possible

Maybe its salvation, freedom, forgiveness for people in your life that are in darkness

Maybe its a financial miracle, a healing miracle, a relational miracle.

Maybe its peace. To let go after you have done all you can do and put it in God’s hands…

Do you believe that with God all things are possible? Or do you pray and ask for God’s intervention and when it doesn’t appear it will turn out the way you asked you give up. You get mad at God, get mad at the person, the circumstances, label it “not possible” and move on.

John Eldredge tells the story of the rich young ruler (Mark 10:17-27) in his book Beautiful Outlaw and gives us a different perspective of possible.

“The young man approaches Jesus, falls to his knees and says “Good Teacher what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus replies “Why do you call me good?” No one is good-except God alone. You know the commandments of Moses: “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not slander, do not defraud, and honor your father and mother.”

It would appear the conversation is over but this young man doesn’t give up.
“Yes, Teacher, I have done all these since I was a child.”  Jesus, looking at the young man, sees that he is sincere and responds out of His love for him.” “Son, there is still one thing you have not done. Go now. Sell everything you have and give the proceeds to the poor so that you will have treasure in heaven. After that, come, follow Me.”

The young man walks away with sadness because he is not willing to part with his great riches. For this rich young man and for many of us who do not see a reasonable chance we will receive from God what we need it appears the story is over. But there is more to the story. Jesus speaks to the disciples as the young man is walking away

“Oh, it is hard for people with wealth to find their way into God’s kingdom!”

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” Not exactly encouraging and His disciples are understandably confused. They ask “Who then can enter the kingdom of heaven, who can be liberated?”

Jesus with a smile on his face says “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God: God makes everything possible.”

Eldredge writes “Picture Jesus watching the young man walk away. Jesus sees a sincere heart in this young man. In fact it says He loved him. The one thread that will unravel his life has been pulled and even though the disciples are pessimistic Jesus sees what they do not, sees the internal revolution already taking place. And He says “but with God all things are possible.”

Sometimes the prayers we pray are not answered in the time frame we would like. Sometimes it looks like they never will be. But God is working even when we can’t see any visible difference.

In the story of the rich young ruler some believe he was later known as Mark. Mark who traveled with Paul and Barnabas and wrote the Gospel of Mark.

Before you give up on the prayer you have prayed , before you give up on the one who is walking in the opposite direction of what you are praying for in their life, remember what Jesus said “With God all things are possible.”


Whatever it is you are asking God for within the boundaries of His will, don’t give up the answer may be nearer than you think!

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!

1 Response to With God All Things Are POSSIBLE

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Amen! With God all things are possible even with our faith as small as a mustard seed.

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NIV)
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”. ~ Isaiah 55: 8-9 (KJV)
    God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.

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