Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” - Mark 10:27
Are you facing a situation that looks impossible to fix?
In 1969, the pollution was terrible along the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland, Ohio. It was unimaginable that it could ever be cleaned up. The river was so polluted that it actually caught fire and burned. Now, years later, this river is one of the outstanding examples of environmental cleanup.
But the river wasn’t changed in a few days or a few months. It took years of work to build new sewage plants and reduce the industrial pollution. Eventually that hard work paid off and now the water in the river is cleaner than ever.
Maybe you are facing an impossible situation. Maybe you have a habit that is driving your family crazy. Possibly you drink too much or don’t know how to control your credit card use. When you face such an impossible situation, don’t you want a quick fix and something to change immediately?
While God can perform miracles and instantly remove your desire for drugs or alcohol, for most of us the changes are gradual and involve a lot of effort and work . . . like cleaning up a polluted river.
I challenge you today as you are facing your difficulties to put them in God’s hands and trust in his timing.
“As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.” -Woody Allen (1935- )