May 17, 2023

Facing the Impossible

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”—Matthew 17:20 NASB

In the third century BC, the people of Carthage (northern Africa) faced the growing power of Rome. They had one key advantage. They had a dynamic leader: Hannibal. This military genius developed a bold strategy to attack Rome. But his plan was revolutionary—he proposed a route that would take the Carthaginian army over the Alps, approaching Rome from the west.

Some were astonished by this plan. Others thought Hannibal was crazy. Lead an army (including elephants) over those inhospitable, almost impassable mountains?

But Hannibal had the audacity to believe that the impossible was possible. When he successfully led his forces across these mountains, the Romans were stunned and experienced defeat after defeat. They faced forces led by a man who believed that anything was possible, a man filled with courage and boldness.

Facing challenges, many Christians expect defeat and fail to believe in God for victory. He looks for people with faith to believe all things are possible, who seek Him, allow Him to direct their lives, and are not paralyzed by worry or doubt. God is looking for people with boldness and courage, people with faith.

Do not allow your life to be overwhelmed by doubts and worries or be consumed with negative thinking. Realize that nothing is impossible with God. Commit every situation you face to Him. Believe that He can do all things for you.

Reflection Question: In which situation are you praying for victory right now?

Father, I commit these situations to You: _______. I have faith that You can give me victory. I believe nothing is impossible. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 17