10 Mar Heads You Win. Tails You Win.

The world is full of wildly divergent attitudes and views as far removed as dark and light, and heads or tails.

How can one intone with supreme confidence: “I can do anything, indeed, all things” while another just hopelessly declares, “I can do nothing?”

We might understandably surmise thus are the words, on one hand, of an arrogant braggart, or on the other, simply an absolute pessimist.
Yet, for the Christian, both are actually scriptural truth, if we add a crucial preamble: either “with” or “without.”

Now, the hopeless declaration becomes an absolute truth regarding our lives without God. It’s like two sides of the same coin.

“I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, produces much fruit … for without me you can do nothing.”John 15:5
In the same way, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” in Philippians 4:13 is equally true.

Strange thing, the broadest range of possibility reaches from “nothing” to “all things” simply by either having God with you or absent.

So, toss the coin fearlessly: as long as you understand this truth, and dare to trust God fully, you are unquestionably about to win the toss.

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