Anything Is Possible

Joby MartinBy Joby Martin5 Minutes

What happens when the unexplainable runs into the undeniable? We call that a miracle. And the greatest miracle of all time is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The fact that He lives — right this minute — is the miracle of all miracles. And because He rolled away that stone, walked out shining like the sun, and is seated at the right hand of God Most High, then anything is possible.

That means He can walk on water, change water to wine, cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead. It also means that if the tomb is empty — and it is — then anything is possible in your life too.

Despite the fact that your news feed, your biology class, and all our modern and postmodern ideologies tell us we’re crazy to believe in miracles, you’re here. All of us have a tendency to say, “I know He can heal everybody else’s marriage, but maybe not mine. I’ve heard that maybe He’s healed somebody else’s cancer, but maybe not mine. I’ve heard stories that He may have broken the chains of addiction for somebody else, but maybe not mine.” Maybe it’s pornography, it’s an eating disorder, it’s, “Why do I care so much about what Instagram says about me?”

What is the miracle you need? Name it. Write it out. Don’t be afraid. “You have not because you ask not” (James 4:2). So, let’s name the need and ask Him. This is not name it and claim it. It’s name it and lay it at the feet of Jesus and trust Him. Is it addiction? Cancer? Marriage? Prodigal? What? Maybe you think your problem is too big for Him. He defeated death, hell, and the grave. He can handle whatever you bring Him.

So, let’s bring the need and cry out for a miracle. Let us come boldly before His throne of grace asking to receive mercy and grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). This is our time and here is our need. Lay it out there. Or would you be bold enough to tell someone else? Maybe your discipleship group. Your spouse. Best friend. “Hey, pray with me about this, will you?”

Remember, Jesus never stuck His finger in the chest of those who came to Him and said, “Nope, not enough faith. Come back when you’ve mustered up more.” That’s like saying, “You have to get cleaned up to take a bath.” You don’t. He took them in whatever condition they came. The point is they came in faith. And the amount of faith they had mattered none to Jesus. Will you come to Him?

The key is faith. Here’s what the writer of Hebrews says: “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 ESV). When I read that, my eye focuses on “draw near” and “believe.” And if, unlike Jesus, you are looking inside yourself measuring your own faith and thinking to yourself, “I don’t have it,” I have good news. “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17 ESV). This means if you don’t have it, you can get it. It’s simple. Listen. Believe. Do.

Excerpted from Anything Is Possible: How Nine Miracles of Jesus Reveal God’s Love for You, used by permission of FaithWords.

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