In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. – Proverbs 21: 1 NIV
Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? Is what you’re asking God for seem unlikely to come to pass? Perhaps, you could be wondering, “How can things change for the better?”
“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”
In the Bible, God led the Israelites by way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Then, he guided the people around in a large circle. As the people camped at the edge of the Red Sea, they noticed that the mountains were on one side, and the sea was on the other side of them.
When the Israelites saw Pharaoh’s soldiers in the distance charging toward them, it appeared as though they were trapped with no apparent way out. Terrified, the people cried out to Moses in despair. There seemed to be no hope for them at all.
But, Moses trusted God during this impossible time and steered the people’s attention to God and calmly gave a solution as he said:
“Do not be afraid. Stand firm. And you will see the deliverance of the Lord. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
God then told Moses to tell the people of Israel to “go forward” with Him into a life of supernatural power and miracles. This wilderness has been designed by God that we might gain a new faith in His power and be delivered from our impossible situations.
Moses lifted up his staff and stretched out his hand over the sea and divided it.
Similar to the Israelites, at times you can be put into a temporary, yet difficult, place or a seemingly impossible circumstance. Yet, what looked like a mess for the Israelites, God turned into a miracle, and today He can do the same for you.
Today, no matter what challenge you’re encountering, do not be afraid, stand firm and go forward. You have come too far to back down and quit. Trust God, as He is the omnipotent One. “God will guide you continually,” (Isaiah 58:11). So, “Don’t be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6), “God is your strength and power,” (2 Samuel 22:33). For God promised to “repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” (Zechariah 9:12)
I’ve experienced a miracle lately and I’m in good company. God can change impossible situations. I recognized that the impossibilities that I had been confronted with could become God’s opportunities to show Himself strong in my behalf (2 Chronicles 16:9a). God seems to sprinkle our problems with heavenly surprises of joy. There really is an oasis up ahead—a place with flowing streams and palm trees waiting for you on your journey if you’ll just keep going!
Don’t let any voice say to you, “It’s over. Your life is finished!” Time after time, the Bible records hopeless situations that ultimately ended in victory. Think of Job’s sickness, Joseph’s betrayal by his brothers, David’s adultery, and the many who were healed in mind, body, and spirit. God has not given up on you!
And so, trust God even though things don’t make complete sense to you at the moment. Seek God sincerely in prayer. Keep hoping, keep believing, and keep persisting. There is no obstacle that is too big for God to turn around for your great good.
Father God loves you because you are His. So boldly look with hope and confidence to the future. Every day expect the best that God has for your life. And in your mind’s eye, visualize the great Creator of the Universe going before you, standing behind you and guiding every step you take ahead. God has a plan for you and is working a miracle in the midst of your biggest challenge. Victories are forthcoming, with more love, more joys and more blessings, in store for you.
God can change impossible situations. And this is not the end of your story. As in the case of God’s, sometimes what seemed a tragic ending is really a miraculous beginning.
“When you step into what God has for you, and you believe God is with you, and you are willing to play your part, and know that God will do his part – then all things are possible.” Ben Pilgreen, Lead Pastor Epic Church SF
Prayer and Hoping
Very few people stir my heart and challenge my faith like one who would help me step into my walk with Jesus, calls me to a journey of prayer that is raw, would learn courage by challenging the status quo at every turn. This was where I could feel my heart saying “yes” to what Jesus calls every believer to live a life of radical abandonment and childlike faith.