Can we really do all things through Christ?
Yes, we can! Because God is able. He is omnipotent. Which means He possesses infinite, complete and perfect power. He is the source of power. And that same power resides in us too. Because He lives we can face tomorrow.
One of my favorite Christian songs written by Gloria Gaither (and music by Bill Gaither) is called, “Because He Lives.” Mrs. Gaither wrote this song while experiencing some trying times in their lives. Her husband was recovering from mononucleosis and she was feeling a sense of anxiety and mental anguish of raising another child in a chaotic world.
The Lord saw His child in need and came to her rescue. Her agony and fear gave way to the calmness of her almighty and loving Father. Those trials and tribulations brought about one of the most famous Christian songs of our time.
In this song, which begins, “God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus,” we are reminded of the love God has for us. He sent His Son on the cross to pay for our sins knowing the journey that His Son would face and allowing us to face the unknowns of what each day brings.
God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives.
Philippians 4:13 states: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I truly believe this with my whole heart. We all have strength from God to faithfully endure difficulties that come our way. Have you ever lost a job? Suffered health issues? Or went through a painful divorce? God’s power enables us to get through them with minimal scarring that will heal in time.
God’s power is always released on our behalf through faith (Mark 9:23-24). But faith alone is not enough. He wants our hearts. He desires more of His will more than our own. If He supplies us with the ability to do all things, then He needs to be sure we will use it for His glory.
Because I live, ye shall live also. John 14:19
God’s provides the power we lack to succeed at life. Ephesians 1:19
Imagine the endless possibilities we are capable of harnessing with God’s power. We could sit patiently in traffic, we would love that person that rubbed us the wrong way, or become a bit more compassionate with someone in need.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20
God’s ability to strengthen me during my struggle with cancer has brought our relationship to a new level. No more do I agonize over a not-so-good blood test, an inconclusive chest x-ray, or another trip to the hospital. Because I know God’s greatness and divine power enable me to face any situation. Trusting Him, believing Him and giving my whole heart to Him allows HIm to do far more than I could ever do on my own.
You are what God says that you are! You are enough!
You are ABLE!
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Recently diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Tonya Masoner continues to write for BoP when she is able. She doesn’t ask “Why me Lord?” She embraces the journey God has set forth for her. The battle has already been won. God has walked before her and now He leads her to victory. Her Breath on Paper bio can be found here.