Wait! Breathe, has it ever crossed your mind that there are things God cannot do?
I know you are saying to yourself that you have been told, or perhaps you read it yourself that “with God, all things are possible,” (Philippians 4:13) but in the real sense of it, there are things God cannot do.
Many usually quote this and other Bible verses out of context, or “mix and match” them in order to get a point across, all the while neglecting other relevant passages bearing on the same subject.
Yes, it is widely known that God is an all-powerful, all-knowing, sovereign, and holy being and I fully embrace all that is written in God’s Word and all that has been said about Him: who He is, how He works, and what He can do. But because He is God, there are some things that He cannot – or will not.
Can’t God do everything? Let’s take a look at God’s own Word to see 5 things of what He Himself tells us that He cannot do.
God can’t break a promise: We can always take God at His word. He is too faithful to fail, and he does well to keep His covenants. What He says, He will do. “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” (Psalms 89:34)
He can’t remember sins He’s chosen to forget: When we confess our sins genuinely, God forgives us and moves on as He forgets them there never remembers them. “I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25)
God can’t abandon you: You can be sure that in the face of troubles, trials and tribulations, God is always there to see you through. He didn’t tell us that there won’t be rough times, so when the storms surfaces, we should know that He is right by the corner. “Be strong, courageous and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes; He will not fail you or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
He can’t stop thinking about you: God loves us too much to stop loving or thinking about us. He said His thoughts for us are thoughts of good, this is to tell us that He never tires to have us in mind. “How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, (could I count to the end) I would still be with You. (Psalm 139:17-18)
God can’t stop loving you: Regardless of who we are or what we do, God’s love is always available to us. “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
So, what do you think? Do you agree that there are some things God cannot do? Share your thoughts in the comment box.
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