God of the Impossible 

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37, NASB)

When the angel Gabriel came to visit Mary, he declared, “You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.” Mary was perplexed by the angel’s words and asked, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” How was God going to do what seemed humanly impossible? The angel explained, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

What are you facing that seems impossible? Financial challenges? Health issues? A prodigal child? A broken relationship? Our God is a God of the impossible.

When my son was seventeen, he experienced a knee injury that caused him to miss his senior year of football. The doctor told him his days of playing football were over. His hopes for a college scholarship ended. His dreams as a college athlete vanished.

But God did what seemed impossible. My son received a college scholarship, his knee healed, he excelled as a wide receiver, and he went on to play in the NFL. Our God can cause anything to happen if it is part of His will. Nothing is impossible with God.

Because of Christmas and the miraculous birth of our Savior, we have someone who intercedes for us. We are able to pray and ask God for things that may seem impossible, such as physical healing, relational restoration, financial security, the salvation of a loved one, etc.

When God chooses not to do the impossible, this, too, is part of His will. We know God is able, but sometimes the impossible is not His plan. Our choice is to believe, trust, and accept His plan. When we do, we can experience peace in the midst of distress, contentment in the midst of uncertainty, joy in the midst of trials.