10 Things God Can’t Do

Creation-hands-LToday is December 21, 2012.  At 11:11 am, the world is coming to an end.

Well, that is, if you believe the Mayans.  And, apparently, lots of people do.  Many have prepared for this day in usual and unusual ways.  Some have stockpiled food and ammo and are bunkered down.  Others are climbing a mountain waiting for aliens from somewhere in the universe.  And others, strangely, want to end their existence on planet earth by having sex with anyone who wants to join them.

Bizarre.  Actually, unthinkable.

Others, though, and I include myself in this, have faith in God.  The One who created the heavens and the earth.  The One who is sovereign over His creation and rules and reigns over this world and mankind.  Faith in that God gives peace, hope, and joy, knowing that He is in control.

I do not believe that the Mayans, with secret extraterrestrial knowledge, were aware that the world would cease to exist.

I do believe that God has a plan for this world, and whether He sees fit to end it today or 1000 years from today, I am at peace with that.  God does what He wills.

From the Christianity Today article “10 Things God Can’t Do”, these are given for encouragement and strength.

  1. God can’t get tired.Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  Isaiah 40:28

  2. God can’t take on a job he can’t handle.Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.  Jeremiah 32:17

  3. God can’t be unholy.And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” Isaiah 6:3

  4. God can’t be prejudiced.In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears him and works righteousness is accepted by him.  Acts 10:34-35

  5. God can’t break a promise.My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.  Psalm 89:34

  6. God can’t remember sins he’s chosen to forget.I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.  Isaiah 43:25

  7. God can’t make a loser.Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.  2 Corinthians 2:14

  8. God can’t abandon you.Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6

  9. God can’t stop thinking about you.How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.  Psalm 139:17-18

  10. God can’t stop loving you.Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.  Jeremiah 31:3

From the book titled 101 Things God Can’t Do, ©1996 by Maise Sparks. Scripture taken from the New King James Version.

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