“All Things” Means “All Things”
“All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
That’s quite a remarkable statement Jesus made. Can you imagine what would happen if we fully believed this and expected it to manifest in our lives?
Many Christians quote this verse religiously, but I’ve found they narrow the definition of “all things” to suit what they feel would be possible. They have an unwritten list of exceptions and expectations based on their opinion of who they are, where they’ve been, and what they’ve done.
People who grew up poor easily assume they will barely get by the rest of their lives. People who have grown up sick often picture themselves never getting better. Even though they know God says everything is possible to those who believe, they subconsciously write themselves off from receiving God’s promises because they apply their natural limitations to what they can receive from God.
God says He can do all things—no exceptions, no limitations. If we embrace this truth with our hearts, we will realize we should never demean a desire resident within us. The Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way.
Don’t fall into the trap of letting low expectations hinder what God can do. When God gives you a desire, focus your faith in that direction. All things are possible to him who believes. “All things” means “all things.” God doesn’t use His adjectives lightly!