Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." (Mark 9:23)
Never divorce Jesus’ words from His person. He is not saying all things are possible if we believe they are, but all things are possible if we believe in Him! We are not to believe in the power of our faith, our words, or our most sincere convictions (as some erroneously teach), but in the power of our God. The meaning of the Christian life is found in our relationship to God in Christ and nowhere else. When our faith is rooted and grounded in Him, we will ask, expect, and receive according to that faith. Then, Jesus says, “All things are possible.”
The saint placing his all on Jesus is the rarest thing, but the most precious thing to God -- and Jesus would have us put everything aside but faith in God! That is the work we are called to do -- believe, especially when believing is difficult. We sometimes find it hard to believe, because we are seeking things from God, and not God Himself. We are not to believe for great things, but in Him who does great things according to His love and grace. Once we believe in that way, the abundant life begins, and that life is one in which all things are possible. That is how the Kingdom works, and that is how true believers live. Remember, with God, nothing is impossible, and the impossible is nothing.
Let’s Pray – Dear Father, may I never take my eyes off Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, and keep my faith centered in Christ, Who loved me and gave His all for me. Amen.