Trusting God in the Impossible

Filed in Charles, Encouragement, faith, Life by on June 6, 2014

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“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”

Matthew 19:26, NIV1984

 

God is a God of the impossible.

I was reminded of this truth by our new pastor, Jordan Easley, this past Sunday as he preached on God doing impossible things in our life. I was impacted in such a way as to revisit this thought once again in my own life. He pointed out that God still does impossible things today even though we have such a hard time believing it. We can’t do impossible things on our own, men can’t do impossible things, Satan can’t do impossible things (but he makes us believe he can through deception), but only God can do impossible things in our life.

He used the passage from Exodus 14 where God parted the Red Sea as an example of God doing the impossible. Although the Israelites were being chased by the Egyptians across the desert and didn’t know which way to turn, God’s Word tells us,

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground” (Exodus 14:10-16, NIV1984, emphasis added).

They were facing the Egyptian army of 600 chariots on one side and the Red Sea on the other. God wanted them to be still and listen to His command to move on. He wanted them to know that He could do the impossible and deliver them that very day.

After the service, I was pondering the message along with our plans for the week ahead and all that needed to be done for our ministry, including spending time visiting with pastors and church leaders at various churches about allowing us to share the message that God has called us to share. I was convicted about how believing God can do the impossible affects my daily life, namely, these actions bringing our ministry to fruition.

As Pastor Easley pointed out, God does impossible things. So many times we have such a hard time believing this. As I struggle with how to move forward with our ministry, how to have the time, health, and support that we need to move forward, I am sometimes tempted with Satan’s deception that it just can’t happen. But I know it can happen because it is God’s will, and it will happen because all things are possible with God. Even though some may tell me that it’s not possible, I know it is. The reason I believe it is possible not only to move forward with our ministry but with my daily life is because of the countless examples in Scripture like this as well as in my own life when God has done the impossible.

It’s easy to believe the lie that God cannot do the impossible, but when I look back, God has done the impossible in my life over and over again.

God provided the health and care to keep me alive at 38 after doctors telling us it was impossible to live past my teens.

God provided a career when no one would have thought it was possible.

God provided the physical health and strength to accomplish his purposes for my life so far.

God provided a wonderful and loving wife when no one thought it was possible.

And the list goes on. . .

Remembering what God has done for me already is enough evidence for me to trust Him enough to keep moving forward with our ministry, especially during times of discouragement. It is remembering what God has done and can do that gave me the drive to visit multiple churches and their pastors on Tuesday about our ministry.

This is also enough evidence for me to move forward in the future, even when it seems like there is no answer. When the Israelites were faced with not knowing which way to turn – even to the point of questioning why they ever made the decision to leave Egypt, God gave them a way out. All they had to do was listen to God and act. God parted the waters. He did the impossible. The Israelites had to step out in faith towards the Red Sea. I also have to choose to act on God’s will for my life each day no matter what “Egyptians” I may face.

I hope you can see from what God has done in my life – so many impossible things, that He can do the impossible in your life as well.

When you think there is no hope and that life is impossible, know that all things are possible with God – no matter what “Egyptians” you face.

We can’t do the impossible on our own but “what is impossible with man is possible with God.”

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  1. Erin says:

    Perfect! Exactly what my husband needs to hear right now! Thank you again!

  2. keijo leppioja says:

    Gory to God for his miracles to make inpssible to possible arounf the worid with us in that asweri our prayer in love and in faith and he working hard right now making our life happy and content and rich with the Holy Spirit with us in Jesus name,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden