Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nothing Is Impossible with God

Recently I was reflecting on the semester ahead—the obstacles we will all face and the highs and the lows in the adventure of nursing—and I realized that God would never ask us to do anything impossible unless He was planning provide us with the strength to press on to the end. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying nursing is impossible. There are plenty of nurses out there who have successfully completed nursing school and now work as registered nurses. What I am saying is that it is difficult, yet I know firsthand that God is all-powerful, and countless times He has given me the strength to press on in spite of difficulties.

Elisabeth Elliot, a courageous missionary woman who lost her first husband while serving the Lord in Ecuador, once wrote, “What God calls us to do is always impossible. Impossible, that is, without His help. It is always too big for us, too demanding. The price is too high. Yet He calls us to count not our lives dear to ourselves” (1988, pp. 154-55). I don’t know about you, but I am convinced that nursing is my calling. Yet I also know that without God’s help and divine direction, I wouldn’t have made it this far. What I need to remember is how small I am and how BIG God is. With that in mind, each day I want to remember to humble myself before Him, admit I can do nothing apart from Him, and ask Him for His help and grace (James 4:10).


Elliot, E. (1988). Loneliness. Nashville: Oliver Nelson.

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