In Luke 18:27, we’re encouraged to trust that “what is impossible with man is possible with God.” Basically, this is saying that what we cannot do in our lives through our own strength… God can. This is especially encouraging when it comes to trying to change things about ourselves.
We all have areas where we would like to see growth and change. Many people live frustrated lives because of challenging circumstances – maybe in relationships, financial situations or some internal attitudes they want to change. But they just can’t seem to experience lasting success.
I remember years ago trying to change things in my life. I tried to change my husband, Dave. I tried to change my kids. I tried to change situations I didn’t like and I tried to change myself! At times I experienced a little victory for a little while…but even when it appeared that everything was alright, I was still a mess inside.
We look at others’ lives, and it may look like they have it all together. People want others to know how “good” they are, so many will pretend everything is okay in order to impress someone. But the outward appearance doesn’t always tell the real story. We may see people’s outward success, but can’t see the inner turmoil they’re experiencing, or that they have no real peace or joy in life.