For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 ESV
It’s the season where many things seem impossible. The gift you wanted to buy is sold out. You won’t find one in stock anywhere. The decorations beckon you from the attic but your time is tight. It looks impossible to get all those boxes down and have some semblance of Christmas décor set up before Christmas arrives. Cookies need to be baked, children’s pageants need to be attended, cards need to be written out and mailed…oh my! It seems impossible!
Maybe it’s not just this particular season. Maybe things have been looking rather impossible for a while. Life is overwhelming and the anxiety you feel is intensifying. How do we begin to fight through the situations that look impossible? In Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado says “God’s sovereignty bids us to fight the onslaught of fret with the sword that is etched with the words but God.”
When you and I begin to think circumstances won’t change, the outcome could not possibly turn out in our favor or we’re just ready to throw in the towel….remember, BUT GOD! Now maybe your packages won’t get wrapped or your flight will get cancelled when the weather gets bad. But remain focused on what this season really is about. Marvel at the wonder of the birth of Jesus. Really listen to some of your favorite carols. Enjoy those around you. Reminisce of Christmas’ past and relish in the hope of the season to come. Pick up your sword etched with the words we need to remember… “But God.” God can do the impossible by giving you His peace in the midst of it all.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local church and teaches a Bible study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.