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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Are you struggling right this very minute with something that seems too difficult to manuever through?
Maybe it’s grief, fear, anxiety, depression…
You tell yourself that it will be better, but day after day it remains…
It’s a looming giant in your path and yet, you know that God could take it away.
But He doesn’t….
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.
If only God could remove this, patch this up, apply His healing balm and our list continues…but deep down we grasp what our flesh wants to scream.
He won’t come through for me….
Friend, I’ve been there. I prayed for years for the resolution to a large, looming giant in my path. Part of me started to believe that God wouldn’t come through…
We often forget, but our God is a master of the impossible. He excels at the issues we can’t fathom working out!
Believe the inconceivable with God.
Because faith is that first step for the impossible to happen.
Examples of the Impossible in the Bible
Let’s peruse some first steps of faith in the recorded Word:
An engaged girl, Mary, gets pregnant without having relations with another human being.
What is otherwise known as “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.
The truth is, human minds beg to say it can’t happen, this couple must have been younger than they admitted.
However the Word of our Lord says Elizabeth and Zechariah were well advanced in age.
What about the steps of faith as Mary surrendered and her 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.
The Impossible Continues
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?
Can we explain Joseph’s cooperation and his eagerness to love Mary unconditionally, in spite of the baby who wasn’t his?
Or what about 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.
And He continues to do it every day….the impossible happens every day!
What haven’t we noticed because we’ve been so dead stuck on what God can’t do…instead of what He has or will do!?
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.
(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.
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?
When we flip our mindset and we shift our own perspectives and cling tightly to the truth that God is orchestrating something beautiful!
He is weaving something beautiful in your life!
When the worse happens, we can tell ourselves that God causes everything to work out for those who love God.
For example, the cancer could turn into something that brings others to faith!
The marital discord can be a growing season which finally gives yield to a stronger marriage that can mentor another struggling marriage!
The truth is, we can’t always understand how God will work it out. But we can trust His word says, He will cause it to work together for the good of those who love Him.
Friend, do you love the Lord?
Then every struggle and heartache will turn out good.
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, but His ways are not our ways!
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!
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