Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God.

Everything is possible with God.”  Mark 10: 27, NLT

What Do You Believe?

Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

This conversation between Alice and the Red Queen is from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Alice is like most of us. She sees the reality of the world and cannot grasp how some things are even possible. Her mind is finite, and as she observes the world, she tosses the miraculous aside and quickly declares, “It’s impossible!”

Perhaps God would like us to be a bit less Alice, and more like the Red Queen. After all, she demonstrates her childlike faith and doesn’t question that many more things are possible if one just believes. Like many of us, she believed in possibility even more when she was younger, but she became too adult somewhere along the way, and lost her confidence and faith. According to Jesus, humans are limited in what they can do, but with God, everything is possible. 

If the world seems upside down, or you’re going through difficult times with sagging spirits, it may be time for some childlike faith, some possibility thinking. Turn your face toward the One who knows your situation already and is there for you. Since your life is in His hands, He offers you only His good, His best, and His blessing. He will carry you through those uncertain, dark patches, into His most incredible light. Keep praying, keep believing, and keep trusting because God sees you right where you stand. Let all you believe rest with the One who makes amazing things still possible!

You may even believe six impossible things before breakfast.

adapted from It’s Still Possible, published by Harper Collins 2020