Are you in the middle of impossible?
Among the synonyms that my computer’s Thesaurus lists for impossible, I found this: without a solution. Webster says “felt to be incapable of being done, attained, or fulfilled.”
Likely you’ve been in a hard situation that seemed to have no way out. Maybe you’re there today.
You weary yourself, tossing around ideas that won’t work. After a sleepless night, you begin the new day with dread. Your hands are tied. You see no escape from this circumstance. If only you had the power to do something…to make things better…to latch onto a solution that could restore life to a joy-filled time before this.
Fear of the unknown disables you, causing you to feel frozen in place and hopeless. That’s what impossible does to us. To us humans.
But God sees everything from a different perspective—a view colored by his eternal purpose. What we call impossible, he calls possible.
Turning to my Bible’s Concordance, I expected to find a long list of verses for both words. To my surprise, the lists were short.
A thought occurred to me: Jesus didn’t talk much about doing the impossible. He just did the impossible.
I don’t need a lengthy list of verses to convince me God can handle impossible. This is enough. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37).I don’t need a lengthy list of verses to convince me God can handle impossible. This is enough. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). Click To Tweet
That’s what the angel Gabriel said to Mary after announcing she would supernaturally become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. From a human perspective—impossible.
During his brief ministry on earth, everywhere he went, Jesus did the impossible, beginning with a miracle at a wedding feast in Cana where he turned ordinary water into wine. He walked on water, healed the sick and disabled, raised dead people to life. Impossible!
When Jesus is involved, there’s no such thing as impossible.When Jesus is involved, there’s no such thing as impossible. Click To Tweet
Do you need a miracle? I don’t know what he might do in your situation, but I know this. God specializes in impossible. Remember the Israelites stranded at the Red Sea with the Egyptian army in pursuit. God parted the waters and his people crossed on dry ground.
Remember Daniel in the lions den for a night yet unharmed. Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego leaving the fiery furnace without a hair singed or even bearing the smell of smoke.
Remember times in your life when God delivered you or protected you in the middle of impossible. Those are our own landmark events that we revisit and remind us, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Don’t lose any more sleep wondering. It’s a fact. God can handle impossible.
Would you share a time when God intervened in your impossible? And please pass this along to your friends.
© Dianne Barker 2021