Topic: All Things Are Possible If You Believe [Wednesday, July 19th]
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).*_
In Mark 9, a man was so helpless and came to Jesus. His son had been taken over by an epileptic spirit. The man, desperate and in dire need of help, told the Master, “…ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us” (Mark 9:22).
You might be in a similar condition today and are completely at sea as to what to do. You might even be pleading like that man, asking God to do just anything and have compassion on you. I’ll like to tell you this: brighten up! Notice the Master’s response: “…If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23). What a message to a frustrated and desperate father who had gone everywhere seeking help!
Notice that Jesus didn’t say it depends on how long the matter has been, how serious the case is or how much you can pay for it! He only said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.”
Can you believe today that you’ve been made whole in Christ? Can you believe that He’s already granted you all things that pertain to life and to godliness? That’s what the Word says: all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21). Believe and act accordingly. To believe doesn’t mean to expect something to happen in the future: that is hope. Believing is acting your faith; putting your faith to work now. Believing is the verb of faith.
That situation you’re in right now, isn’t God’s sentence. Believe and affirm that there’s a change. Affirm that things are turning out for your good, just like Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Dear Father, thank you for causing faith to rise up in my heart today and for the blessed assurance that comes in your infallible Word. I reach out with my faith and I appropriate all that you have for me today. I walk in health, victory and your supernatural blessings, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. ||
|| Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. ||
|| 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 26:2-18,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 9:37-48,