Inside: Is there something impossible standing in your way? Could we shift our own perspectives and begin to believe in the impossible with God?
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What is the massive giant standing in the way right now? Is there some gnawing problem sticking close to every thought? Even though we try to distract ourselves, the circumstance is still there.
Is it cancer in a family member? Some family dysfunction that is hard to ignore this time of year? Perhaps it’s money problems or marital discord?
What’s your impossible? It’s hard to have something hanging over us with Christmas and the end of the year coming, isn’t it?
Believe the Impossible with God
Christmas beckons us to believe in miracles and receive our heart’s desires. Like little children with our ever-expanding gift lists, we hope that our desires and prayers will come true this Christmas… or at least, we’re hoping they do.We often forget, but our God is a master of the impossible. He excels at the issues we can't fathom working out Click To Tweet
Believe the inconceivable with God.
An engaged girl, Mary, gets pregnant without having relations with another human being. The virgin conception and I must point out this has never happened again.
Elizabeth and Zechariah conceiving well past their biological clocks without any IVF or surrogacy. Human minds beg to say it can’t happen, this couple must have been younger than they admitted.
Mary willingness to accept how God led her. She says “as you wish.”
(Luke 1:38, NLT).
38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
Even though pregnancy out of wedlock could result in death, divorce and a cold-shoulder for life. If we put ourselves in her shoes, could we be as accepting?
How do we explain Joseph’s cooperation and his eagerness to love Mary unconditionally, in spite of the baby who wasn’t his?
How Joseph remained instead of letting lies and doubt envelop him and disconnect him from Mary is a miracle in itself. In any case, Joseph took Mary home as his wife.
What Haven’t We Seen
Since the Bible was written, what miracles have happened? What awesomeness have we missed?
God has done the implausible, impossible, improbable, inconceivable, and incredible in the Bible.
What has He done that we haven’t noticed? Have we had things work out that we think are due to luck?
Here’s the thing… God doesn’t work in our view of possibility, but His view of the impossible.
Does it mean it was too impossible for God when the cancer isn’t healed, the marriage falls apart, and the depression doesn’t lift? Click To Tweet
Romans 8:28 (NLT).
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Could we shift our own perspectives and cling tightly to the truth that God is orchestrating something beautiful? Even when the worse happens and our lives are shaken.
What We Can’t Understand
We want the healing, the solid marriage, and the end of our depression; but, could God be doing deeper soul work? The healing might not come as we desire.
Gifts we might receive:
- Stronger faith
- Tighter family unity
Gifts we weren’t originally seeking, but that God gives us instead.
It’s important to realize, God’s ultimate healing holds unending possibilities.
Here’s the thing, your impossible is only an image in your mind; God’s possible is unimaginable.
Therefore, this Christmas is the beginning of miracles. Healing from God is multi-faceted, and He knows what we need best. He promises to take care of us, work out for the good of us and He loves us enough to send Jesus to us.
Pray we accept His ways, trust what happens and lean into what He is doing!
To read other posts in the Heartbreak Holiday series:
Dysfunctional Disaster Holiday