26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee calledNazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings,favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. 36 And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:26-38) Read the whole chapter here.
Nothing is impossible with God. No sin is too big. No problem is too hard. No obstacle is too difficult. Our God is a God of the impossible.
In this Scripture, Mary is faced with a difficult truth. She has been told that she will conceive a son while still a virgin. She has been told that she has been chosen as the vessel to carry the very Son of God. Mary starts off a bit puzzled, and frankly a little scared. But look at how she responds right before the angel leaves her. May it be done according to your word.
Mary doesn't say, "May it be done according to my questions." She doesn't say, "May it be done according to my fear." She, instead, puts her trust into the God of the impossible. She places her trust in His Word, not her own thoughts or emotions.
Our God is the God of the impossible. He wants to do impossible things in and through your life. But first, you have to allow him to do so by trusting in His Word, not your own thoughts and emotions.
How can you place more of your trust in God's Word today over your own thoughts and emotions?