“For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37 –

Our God is the God of the impossible. We can 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 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. 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. Times when His omnipotence is displayed in a spectacular way. His miraculous power pours forth for all the world to see. His glory is manifested in all its awesomeness.

Throughout His public ministry, Jesus performs many impossible acts. His apostles are eyewitnesses to His miracles. To outsiders they certainly seem incredible. Yet the twelve are slowly having their eyes opened to this mighty Messiah in their presence.

As the apostles walk with Jesus, they see firsthand His divine power working sovereignly in the lives of the people. His deep compassion for His followers leads Him to release His mighty power. These loyal twelve are awed and amazed as Jesus’ true nature is revealed.

“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. Throughout the day, He heals all their sick and teaches them about 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 is testing the faith of these twelve who have now seen Him do so many miracles. Will they believe that He can again work the impossible? A young boy comes forward with five barley loaves and two small fish. Yet how far can this meager meal go in feeding these masses, the disciples wonder? Jesus directs the apostles to have the people sit in groups on the grassy field.

“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 bountiful meal to the people. The crowd numbers 5,000 men plus women and children. All are given as much as they like and are satisfied. The apostles gather up the leftovers… filling 12 basketfuls! They are awestruck by 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

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 the 5,000. They may be small… yet still with the powerful touch of our God. We can only respond with love and gratitude for His wondrous works.

God sometimes works the impossible quietly in our lives. We may be the only ones who see His work. Yet we know that it is His hand that has set everything right. Often when we have done all in our power, He steps in with His mighty power. Our God revels in interceding at such times to deliver us… showing that it is His unmistakable, undeniable work.

Are you seeing God’s miracles in your life? Have you placed all in His hands for Him to display His awesome power? Is He your God of the impossible?