by | Sep 4, 2023


Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse doesn’t say I could do all things, but it says I can do all things. Can and could are very similar verbs; however, the word “can” means that it is possible without any doubt. The word “could” throws doubt into the equation, and failure has now become a real possibility.

To achieve the “can”, we must believe that God is capable of doing what He says. The best way to get a better understanding of this is to dive into the Word. There are scriptures, throughout the Bible, that give us hope that we can. Look at the three Hebrew boys that were thrown into the fiery furnace. Before they were ever thrown in, they knew, without a doubt, that God would save them. Daniel in the lion’s den is another example. He knew God would save him. The people in these couple of examples found their “can” in horrible situations.

Now, look at your own life and situations that God has brought you through. You may not have been thrown into a fiery furnace, or a lion’s den, but you faced something that seemed difficult, or even impossible, to get through. But you cried out to God, and He gave you the strength to get through. In other words, He provided a solution. He provided your “can” at that moment. Know that God never lies. He is incapable of lying. Therefore, if He says you can, believe it!

Judith Armstrong is a staff member of Lord of Hosts Church.