By Marni Montanez
Today's New International Version (TNIV)
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With human beings this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
God loves to take the impossible and make it possible. When it's hopeless and there is nowhere else to go, suddenly an open door will appear and there before you is the solution.
He has done that in my life time and time again. I pray about something and even think I have an idea of how it will all turn out but often something completely different happens to resolve the issue and it is much more effective than what I had imagined.
I believe God loves to watch the excited and amazed expression on our faces as we stand in awe of His unlimited abilities.
Although God will not answer every prayer with a “yes” even if the answer is “no” or “wait” the outcome is always the same. God comes through. He may be using your circumstance to change your direction. He may even be using your circumstance to get your attention.
I am beginning to understand the importance of showing God that I trust Him by saying “thank you” in my prayer requests. Even before the outcome. Regardless of what I am asking for I need to thank God for listening and for answering in the way He knows is best for me. He had the answer before we were born and although at the time it looks scary and doubtful, God knew way in advance what had to happen to resolve our issues. I do believe there is nothing impossible for God; even what would seem impossible like changing our hearts. He did give us free will, but He knows what it will take to change our hearts.
So the next time you run into a situation that looks like an “impossibility”, Thank God for His answer and then trust that He will do what needs to be done to do for you what is best.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.