“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” from Philippians 4:13 is a very well known verse, which many have heard at some point in their lives, but what exactly does it mean? Does it mean you can simply grow wings, take off and fly, just because you go to church and read your Bible? Well not exactly.
When it is stated in the Bible that God will help us do anything, Our human limitations still apply to us more often than not. But that’s not to say that it would be impossible for God to do something like that, but it isn’t something you should expect. So what should we take from this verse? If God won’t help us do the things we ask, then what’s the point? When you ask God for help with something, he always listens, and even when you don’t realize it, he’s still working in his own way. If you ask God to let you ace all your tests, he may let you fail. You didn’t want to fail the test, but God can see the bigger picture and knows that in the long run, failing the test will allow God’s plan to carry out.
So even if you ask God for something and things don’t work out the way you wanted, just remember that everything is going to work out as long as you trust in him.
Gabriel Zorzin is a freshman at Burton Academy.