For with God nothing shall be impossible. -Luke 1:37 KJV
NOTHING! NO-THING shall be impossible....with God. The bible says that, right?
That day was a normal weekend day. No, really it wasn't normal. It was a relaxed weekend day because I was just enjoying being in the moment. Enjoying time with family. Just BEING, instead of being rushed, being busy, looking to the next thing on the list. It was not an extra special time, but it was. You know those days?
We sat for hours just catching up, laughing, sharing and just being together. No agenda between meal times except to give attention to each other. (That makes for a happy day when we slow down enough to let it happen)
Conversation went from what others in the family had been up to recently, what would be for supper, and all the in between.
Although, one thing stood out to me from this ordinary day. As we bounced around about everything we could think of, eventually the discussion turned to one of those ongoing problems and how she was still praying continually for circumstances to be changed for the better.
I said, "Me too." And I was praying. BUT only when I thought about it. I couldn't say, honestly, I was continually praying. It was more like when 'something happened again'.
Do you know what I'm talking about? Thatsituation where it has been the same ole thing for what seems like forever and just appears this is how it will always be.
I realized this situation has been going on so long, it is considered 'the normal'. Just the way it is. There has never been a 'how it used to be' to this situation. It has always been this way. It has always been messed up.
I have since pondered and prayed about this situation often. I realized there are times in life, when a situation isn't a NEW mess. NEW messes are easy to remember to pray about because they disrupt our normal. But one that's been dysfunctional for longer than we can remember can become easy to FORGET to pray about.
This issue, deal, or dysfunctional situation, whatever you call it, could be many things. Probably different for each of you reading. It may be the child who has grown up with a parent or sibling bound up in addiction. It could be the little girl, now grown, who longed for a relationship with her daddy and never got it. It could be a teenager living in turmoil trying hard to live up a parents unrealistic expectations. It could be many things. It could be your situation.
Sometimes it can feel we are asking for a wish or a dream to happen. We come to prayer and don't even know what to ask. We have never seen it healthy or right, the way it is meant to be.
But today, this is the POINT to remember: GOD is the One who speaks the Impossible, POSSIBLE!
When it feels pointless to pray anymore, ignore the popular saying "it is what it is"! God is looking at the same situation with bigger eyes today. Eyes that can see the past, the present and the future.
"For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment." - adaptation of Luke 1:37 ( Amplified Bible by Joyce Meyer)
I love this verse in the KJV and the extra emphasis added by J Meyer too. WITH GOD NOTHING, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
God reminds us that He sees and He cares. He knows this situation seems, or has been, a lifetime. He knows the tears. He knows the sleepless nights and the depression and discouragement you feel. He knows.
"NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE". Never Stop Praying! Keep Coming to Me. Lay your Hurts Down. I hear every word. NOTHING. EVER. is impossible for ME.- God
Prayer for us today: Father, THANK YOU. Just thank you for being You, the One who holds the universe in place each day & brings the sun each morning. I praise you for speaking into my heart a word about my situation, that even when I can't imagine it ever changing so much for it to be the way you intended, YOU can! Father, I want to see what YOU see is possible in this! Please meet us today as we bow in prayer and begin to show us what You see. Begin to energize our Spirit to imagine what you are going to do in our situations. I ask you to first and foremost begin in our hearts today with the changes to better know the glory that is to come. Change my heart. Change her heart Lord. Change us to see you, hear you and love you more and more every day. In Jesus' precious name. Amen