“For my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9).
“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).
“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God!” I said a little while ago that there is many a man who has learned the lesson: It is impossible with men. Then he gives up in helpless despair, and lives a wretched Christian life, without joy, or strength, or victory. And why? Because he does not humble himself to learn that other lesson: With God all things are possible.
Your religious life is every day to be a proof that God works impossibilities; your religious life is to be a series of impossibilities made possible and actual by God’s almighty power. That is what the Christian needs. He has an almighty God that he worships, and he must learn to understand: I do not want a little of God’s power, but I want—with reverence be it said—the whole of God’s omnipotence to keep me right, and to live like a Christian.—Andrew Murray.
Yes, face it out to the end: cast away every shadow of hope on the human side as a positive hindrance to the Divine. Heap the difficulties together recklessly, and pile on as many more as you can find: you cannot get beyond the blessed climax of impossibility. Let faith swing out to Him. He is the God of the impossible.
Exhaust the human possibilities of a situation and then trust God to do what is humanly impossible.—I. Lilias Trotter.
Two glad services are ours,
Both the Master loves to bless:
First to serve with all our powers,
Then with all our helplessness.