“Let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
When you come face to face with insurmountable odds, unreasonable conflicts, and irreducible obstacles, what do you do? What do you think? How do you approach a situation (that humanly speaking) is impossible? How can you boldly stand with confidence as you look such fear in the face?
If you are confident in your own abilities, the situation remains impossible. When you say “I can do all things!” and leave off the phrase “through Christ who strengthens me,” you will soon realize that you can do nothing. Once you understand and know deep within your soul that you cannot deal with the seemingly impossible, you are ready to trust a God Who can!
Forcing yourself to turn your focus off your fears and frailties enables you to focus on a Father Who fears nothing and no one. No matter how big the enemy, God is bigger. No matter how strong the foe, God is stronger. No matter how impossible the situation, God is the God of the impossible. You can’t, but God can.
Paul encouraged the Philippian Christians by saying, “I can do all things through Christ, Who constantly is strengthening me.”
Jesus helped the apostles change their focus by saying, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”
Paul comforted the young believers in Ephesus when he penned, “Now unto Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask, think, or even imagine, according to His incredible power that works in us.”
Remember, you can’t but God can. Take the advice written down for you from Moses, Paul, and Jesus Himself: God is the God of the impossible.
From Rand Hummel, Fear Not! Meditations to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Discouragement. pp. 66-69