GOD STEPS IN WITH HIS MIGHTY POWER AND WORKS THE IMPOSSIBLE IN OUR LIVES
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” — Luke 1:37
Our God is the God of the impossible. We trust Him with everything. When our life situations appear to have no answers, no possible ways to be resolved… when our hope seems lost… we place it all at the foot of God’s throne. We ask Him to step in and work the impossible.
Perhaps the circumstances we face appear immovable, unchangeable, permanent. We may have tried everything in every possible way. We might be tempted to give up, Yet it is in times like these that our God reaches down from heaven and performs the impossible. It is then that His sovereign power is displayed in a majestic fashion. His glory is manifested in all its awesomeness. His miraculous power pours forth for all the world to see.
Jesus performed many impossible acts during His ministry. The twelve apostles were eye witnesses to His miracles. To outsiders they would certainly have seemed impossible. Yet the twelve were slowly having their eyes opened to this mighty Messiah in their presence. As they walked with Jesus, they experienced His divine power working sovereignly in the lives of the people to whom He ministered. His deep compassion for His followers led Him to release His mighty powers. The apostles were awed and amazed as the revelation knowledge sunk in as to Jesus’ true nature.
“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” — Mark 6:34
Imagine the setting… Jesus and His apostles set off across the Sea of Galilee to the northern shore. The crowds follow, coming from all the nearby towns. When Jesus sees the people awaiting Him, He has compassion on them. He heals all their sick and teaches them of the kingdom of heaven. As evening approaches, the disciples ask Jesus how the crowds are to be fed. He answers them…
“You give them something to eat.” — Mark 6:37
Jesus was testing the faith of these twelve who had now seen Him do so many miracles. Would they believe that He could again work the impossible? A young boy comes forward with five small barley loaves and two small fish. Yet how far could this meager meal go in feeding these masses, the disciples wonder? Jesus directs them to have the people sit in groups on the green grass.
“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke them.” — Luke 9:16
Jesus, true to His character, provides in abundance. The twelve distribute the meal to the people. All were given as much as they wanted and were satisfied. The disciples gather up the leftovers… filling 12 basketfuls! The crowds that were fed numbered 5,000 men plus women and children. Jesus’ apostles recognize the magnitude of this miracle. Many of the people notice as well, for they respond…
“Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” — John 6:14
God sometimes works the impossible quietly in our lives. We may be the only ones who see His work. Yet we know that it was His hand that set everything right. Our God revels in stepping in at such times and delivering. It could only have been His hand that resolved it. When we have done all in our power, He steps in with all of His power. It is His unmistakable work. We cannot deny that it was by His hand.
Nothing is impossible for our God. When we look through the eyes of faith, we see evidence of His miracles in our lives daily. Perhaps these miracles are not of the magnitude of feeding 5,000. They may be small, yet still with the powerful touch of our God. We can only respond with love and thanksgiving for His mighty works.
Are you seeing God’s miracles, however small, in your life? Have you placed all into His hands for Him to display His power? Is He your God of the impossible?