“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23). A more popular form of saying what Jesus said can be found in Philippians. Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Both from what Jesus and Paul say would lead one to believe that the universe of possibilities are open to those that believe in God. Let’s dive a little deeper.
“All things”, which is a phrase used in both verses is somewhat deceptive. Does all things include bad things too? Can you wish harm on someone? Of course not. I use this to demonstrate that there are parameters and guidelines in which “all things” must follow.
If someone believes in God then they will believe in His ways. They will dedicate their lives in pursuit of God, His righteousness and the life God has designed for them. All possibilities will be of a Godly nature and not of this world.
One of the biggest traps people fall into is with Paul’s Philippians quote. The trap is the first word, “I”. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” becomes about self and self-reliance. God gets removed from the picture when “I” is the focal point.
When we believe in God and trust in Him then our desires, wants and needs will fall in line with Him. They will not be worldly or “I” based, which are one in the same thing.
All things are possible for the righteous for the righteous only desire all things of a Godly nature. There is the key. “All things” must rest on God and not on “I”.