Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Most of the time, when we read this scripture, we gravitate to the latter part, which is "with God, all things are possible." And we get happy, and we cheer and shout! We know God could do anything.
But let's go back to the beginning of this verse. "But Jesus looked at them and said with men, this is impossible."
Growing up, I would often hear the phrases; " After you tried everything else, try God!"
Meaning that we will do everything in life to try to fix our life issues, fill voids, and holes in our lives with things that are temporary, materialistic, and when you find out that all of that has failed, you finally come to God.
That never really made any sense to me growing up, but who was I to think otherwise.
We listen to our friends. We will try what our neighbors are doing.
We try to be a certain way to make people accept us.
We may have even marked, teased, and name-calling other people because we did not want to be left out of a group
All with this impossible notion that this may work.
We may try to fix things in our family with our parents and loved ones. Thinking if I do this, they will love me more.
If I do that; they will want me more.
If I go away; the fighting will stop.
If I do this, it will make it better.
It is impossible to live and go through this life without God. Though we may have free will, our will is tied to something.
Mine and your Impossibilities, which means being in a state of something impossible.
Swimming across the Atlantic ocean is impossible without a boat or plane.
Trying to hold your breath and breathe at the same time is impossible.
And living this life without God is impossible.
Let's go back to 1Peter 5:7
"Casting all your cares/