Praying for the Impossible

We all have so much we need to pray for. There is never a shortage of problems and pain in our lives or the lives of those around us. But there are some prayers that, in the eyes of men, seem impossible. The more impossible it is, the more we need to have faith in a God who can do anything.

Impossible situations demand our God through whom everything is possible. Jesus taught us, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27 NKJV).

The problem with most believers is that they don’t believe. Jesus said, “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22 NKJV).

When we pray to God, we must have faith that nothing is impossible for Him. Our confidence in Him is not to be built upon how He might answer our prayers, but founded on the truth in God’s Word of all that He has done and all that He can do in the life of person who dares to have faith in Him.

When we pray to God, we must remember that there is nothing we ask for that He cannot do. Jesus prayed, “…Abba, Father, all things are possible for You…” (Mark 14:36 NKJV).

Pray to God’s limits, not yours. “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 NKJV).

These past months in my family, we have had a barrage of events requiring that we pray what seems like impossible prayers. But when I pray, I repeat back to God the promises of the truth in His Word, that nothing is impossible for Him. He knows this already, but saying it brings me confidence as I pray.

When finally you believe the Word, nothing will seem impossible to you. “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37 NKJV).

If nothing is impossible for God, then pray that way. Jesus promised, “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14 NKJV).

I am convinced that we shortchange our prayer requests, not thinking God can or will answer them. We are better at rationalizing away what He won’t do more than we are at realizing all that He can do. Just pray for the impossible and leave it up to God in how He would answer a thing.

If you want to know where you lack faith, it is what you think is impossible for God to do. Jeremiah said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV).

Faith believes that God can do anything even when He doesn’t. “…our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods…” (Daniel 3:17-18 NKJV).

The more impossible your prayer, the less you can doubt the power of God when He would answer it. Consider all that God might put before you to see how much you might dare to believe in all that He can do. The more you trust in God, the easier it will be to pray for the impossible.

God cannot meet you at the point of impossibility unless you believe in Him enough to go meet Him there. Jesus promised, “…if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20 NKJV).

Belief is a doorway; the wider it is swung open, the greater the flow of the power of God. “So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done’” (Matthew 21:21 NKJV).

It’s not enough to pray for the impossible, but you must believe that there is nothing impossible for God. Believing is trusting, and trusting is acknowledging the power and majesty of God. You open a door believing you can walk through it. Pray with the same sense of confidence in what God can do.

There is no limit to the power of God, but only in our ability to believe. “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes’” (Mark 9:23 NKJV).

To the degree that you believe, things will become possible. Jesus said, “…whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24 NKJV).

We think it is the specific answer to a prayer that is most important. But what matters most is not in what God might do, but in what you are willing to trust Him with. God has you for all of eternity, so why are worrying about a couple of days? Trust that He has you in your couple of days here on earth.

Nothing is impossible for God, and it is to that height we should pray to. Jesus said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27 NKJV).

Don’t worry as if God cannot help you. “But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted” (Job 5:8-9 NIV).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius


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