What seems impossible with us is not impossible with God. Jesus said,
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
We sure desire for impossible things to happen in our lives and our world, don’t we? Why don’t we see them happening? Perhaps they are already being done and we just aren’t looking for them. Perhaps we just can’t imagine them really happening. Either way, it can be easy to give up and lose faith. When we pray, Jesus also told us not to give up. He said,
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.
Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
- There are things you will receive if your keep on asking.
- There are things you will understand if you keep on looking for them.
- There are doors that will open if you keep on asking.
I have heard great stories this week about God transforming a women caught up in a promiscuous lifestyle being set free and given meaning and purpose in life. I have heard of people being free of all debt and then free to give generously to others. I have heard of a women who had given up all hope on having a baby giving birth this week to a healthy baby boy.
To see the impossible work of God done we need three things:
- We saturate ourselves in what what God says in scripture. God begins to be the focus of all we do instead of our needs.
- We pray in faith as if what God says it true. Surrendering to God’s will opens us up to his power in our lives.
- Then we act as if what God says will happen. When trust in God trumps our fears, new hope and courage emerge to live believing for the impossible.