I Can Because He Can

 

(Job 38 through 42:2)God is questioning Job

{4} "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

{5} Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

{6} On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone

Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?

{33} Do you know the laws of the heavens?

{27} Does the eagle soar at your command and build his nest on high?

 

{Job 42:1-2}Then Job replied to the LORD: {2} "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.

 

Say but the word and my soul (Servant) shall be healed

*†† (Gen 1:3 NIV)And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

*†† (Gen 1:6 NIV)And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."

*†† (Gen 1:9 NIV)And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.

*†† (Gen 1:11 NIV)Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.

*†† (Gen 1:14-15 NIV)And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, {15} and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.

*†† (Gen 1:20 NIV)And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

*†† (Gen 1:24 NIV)And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.

*†† (Gen 1:26 NIV)Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

 

Not so big things I canít do

*†† Always remember where I put something.

*†† Remember to have the newspaper stopped when I will be gone a few days.

*†† Scratch parts of my back.

*†† Make certain aches and pains go away.

*†† Write without spelling, grammar and typographical errors.

 

Big things I canít do

*†† Move faster than the speed of light.

*†† Understand all languages.

*†† Know the hidden thoughts of another man.

*†† Bring about world peace.

*†† Resolve the problems of poverty and starvation.

*†† Always be right.

*†† Understand the mysteries of the past

*†† Understand the mysteries of the universe

*†† Imagine either a universe without an end or a universe with an end.

*†† (Eccl 3:11 NIV)He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

 

Important things I canít do

*†† Mind my own business.

*†† Keep my temper under control.

*†† Keep my tongue under control.

*†† Love my enemy.

*†† Love my neighbor as myself.

*†† Consistently make good choices.

 

What God can do

*†† (Mark 10:27 NIV)Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

*†† (Luke 18:27 NIV)Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

 

What I can do with God

*†† (Mark 9:19-23 NIV)"O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me." {20} So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. {21} Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered. {22} "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." {23} "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

*†† (Phil 4:12-13 NIV)I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. {13} I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

*†† (Mat 17:18-20 NIV)Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. {19} Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" {20} He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

 

Some Bible examples

*†† (Mark 9:38-40 NIV)"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us." {39} "Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, {40} for whoever is not against us is for us.

*†† (Acts 3:6-8 NIV)Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." {7} Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. {8} He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

*†† (Acts 9:40 NIV)Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.

*†† (John 14:12-14 NIV)I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. {13} And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. {14} You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

 

Important day to day things I can do with Godís help

*†† Mind my own business.

*†† Keep my temper under control.

*†† Keep my tongue under control.

*†† Love my enemy.

*†† Love my neighbor as myself.

*†† Consistently make good choices.

*†† Stop worrying

*†† Overcome sorrow

*†† Cast out doubt

*†† Quit gossiping

*†† Learn not to fear anything, except God

*†† Replace bad habits with good habits

*†† Refrain from courting temptation

 

These are attacks of the flesh and of Satan

*†† (Rom 8:31 NIV)What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

Next time you find yourself saying or thinking, ďI canítĒ stop and remember this, ďI can because He can.Ē

*†† Then get down on your knees and let Him, God, help you up!