“For with God nothing will be impossible.”
~Luke 1:37 NKJV
Are you facing anything in your life right now that seems like a hopeless or impossible situation? Maybe you need deep healing in your heart from the rejection you’ve experienced. Or perhaps a relationship with someone you love that is broken and needs repair. Maybe your mental health needs improvement, or you need a job.
I don’t know what your situation is, but I do know someone that can help. His name is Jesus Christ. He is in the business of taking problems that seem impossible, finding solutions, and working miracles. I know this for sure because He has helped me many times. He helped me to find jobs when I was in financial straits. He walked me through the throes of depression and social anxiety, and He helped me to overcome them. He healed my heart when I experienced profound rejection from people I love. He freed me from substance abuse, and He miraculously saved my life when I wanted to take it.
In Exodus 14, the Israelites faced a situation that seemed utterly hopeless and impossible. In front of them, a sea of water prevented safe passage forward, while behind them, enemies pursued with a vengeance. From their perspective, they were trapped, far beyond hope, about to be obliterated by violent warriors. Squeezed between the Red Sea and an Egyptian army, they were terrified.
I am certain the Israelites felt much like we do when we face situations that seem impossible for us to be delivered from. Many of the Israelites must have wondered what would come of them, struggling with a fear of the unknown, fear of what the enemy would do, and fear that they would be able to stay alive. God’s message to them when they were in the throes of this crisis was to not fear, to stand firm, and watch what He would to do on their behalf. He also told them He Himself would fight for them, and all they had to do was to be silent.
And Moses said to the people, Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.
~Exodus 14:13-14 ESV
Friend, the same message God gave the Israelites back then still applies to us today. Do not fear; God is in control. Stand firm; He is our protection. God will fight for us; all we need to do is be quiet. When we believe this, we release heaven’s realm into the atmosphere. Our faith in our mighty God changes circumstances. God will do for us what He says He will do, and we trust Him to do the impossible when faced with circumstances that seem impossible, He will find a solution. He will do miracles we never thought possible.
Did the Israelites make it through to safety? Did God provide them passage? Did the enemies who pursue them turn back? The Bible records that not only did the Almighty care for the Israelites, He did so miraculously. The seas parted, as in faith Moses held his staff over them, and the Israelites walked through on dry land. Their enemies pursued, but as the last Israelite reached the other side, the waters closed over the pursuing chariots and foot-soldiers, swallowing them into the sea to drown. So, not only did the Israelites gain the victory, their pursuers never could go after them again.
I ask you today, what impossible situation to you face? Do you need a job? Would you like to experience reconciliation in a relationship that has fallen apart? Does health need to be restored in a particular area of your body? Whatever your need is, God can move in that situation as you ask Him to
Prayer: Father God, You are in control of the experiences in my life that seem impossible. My situation might seem hopeless and incomprehensible to me, but I know it’s not to You. You are the God of miracles and solutions. Please help me give You the time and space You need to work in my life. Help me not to be fearful, but instead, stand firm in the knowledge that You love me, and You will fight for me. Thank You for protecting me, and thank You for guiding me. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.