Luke 1:37 (NIV1984)
For nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 1:37 (AMP)
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
The angel, Gabriel, just left.
I’m stunned – and overwhelmed with everything the angel told me. Did I understand correctly that I am to bear and give birth to the Son of God? Me? “I’m a virgin,” I remember telling Gabriel. And how was I, of all women, chosen for such a privilege?
And, did the angel actually say my cousin Elizabeth was in her sixth month of pregnancy? No way! Not at her age.
But Gabriel was clear when he declared with such confidence, “Nothing is impossible with God!”
(Rewritten based on Luke 1:26-37).
What have you prayed and prayed for, but deep down you doubt will ever happen?” In my case, my prayers sometimes feel more like wishes.
But this week’s verse offers a lot of encouragement. Nothing is ever impossible with God.
But reality seems to scream differently, doesn’t it? And then there’s God’s-will-and-timing-versus-our-will-and-timing to consider.
So what do we do?
Let’s start by acknowledging God always knows what’s best for us. He knows what to do and when to do it – in every circumstance.
Next, we can commit this verse to memory. It’s short and easy (unless you’re like me and memorize the Amplified!)
We can recall times God answered our prayers. Reading Bible stories about God doing seemingly impossible things: separating the Red Sea, healing the sick, raising the dead, and suddenly changing a person’s destiny (such as Mordecai’s) builds faith, too.
Finally, let’s pray for each other. Sometimes others have more faith for our petitions since they’re not emotionally involved. You can share your prayer request with others here by leaving a comment at the end of this post. Please know, you can also email me with prayer requests.
Call upon Him this Christmas season– for nothing is impossible with God.
What do you think?
• What prayer request(s) seems impossible to you?
• What’s the biggest (and smallest) thing you’re trusting God for?
• Will you let us pray with you?