// Craig W. Hagin
IN LIFE, there are very few situations we go through that are truly impossible. We might experience something that seems highly unlikely to happen. We may even face circumstances that appear to be against "most" odds.
We need to understand that what we're going through is probably not impossible. But even if it were, it doesn't matter. The Word says, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27 NKJV).
Although facts may stare us in the face and make situations look like they won't change, facts can change. Regardless of what we are facing, the Bible assures us that all things are possible. "All" is an all-inclusive word. It means everything.
A lot of times, our focus is on the impossible or improbable situation. We're constantly looking at and thinking about what we're going through instead of focusing on God and what He can do. Sure, the circumstances can be tough and seem highly unlikely to change. But we need to quit worrying about what's going on and start thinking about God.
But before God can solve our seemingly "impossible" problem, we first have to give it to Him.
An Inhuman Trait
It's human nature for people to worry. Every born-again Christian, however, needs to develop an inhuman trait, which is to put their trust in something that is not human. That something is God.
In First Peter 5:7 (NLT) we are told to, "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." When we're worried about a situation, we need to say, "God, here! You take it. I'm tired of dealing with this."
Now understand, if we start worrying about that situation again, we really didn't give it to God. If we did, we wouldn't be worrying. After casting our cares on the Lord, we just need to trust Him and quit caring.
After casting a care on God, it may look like nothing has changed. If this happens, we can't allow ourselves to be moved by what we see or how we feel. We can only allow the Word to move us.
God Has the Answer
Really, our part is simple. We only have to believe. In Mark 9:23 (NKJV) Jesus said, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
Notice that this verse says "you." It's giving you some homework to do. It's letting you know that you have to believe.
This scripture does not say, "If your pastor believes for you, all things are possible." It doesn't say if your momma believes or if you get enough prayer groups to believe. Jesus said if you believe—that means you have to do something. You have to believe.
And once we place our faith in God, we have to stop trying to figure out what we can do to turn the situation around. Doing this is putting our faith in ourselves. But when our faith is in God, we're letting Him provide the answers!
Again, it's really not hard to believe when we're not trusting in ourselves. When we're not thinking that we can do something to turn our situation around and make it possible. Our faith is in God and what He can do. And He can do the impossible.
Sometimes we get in trouble because of the bad decisions we've made. We can feel that we deserve what we're going through, because we put ourselves there. But God still wants to help us.
Our Heavenly Father loves us. To God, it's not about what we deserve. It's about providing mercy and forgiveness. It doesn't matter how many wrong decisions we've made. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Just think about how much earthly parents love their children. How much more does our Heavenly Father love us?
Nothing—'No Thing' Is Impossible
It doesn't matter what a situation looks like, God can turn it around. The word nothing means "no thing." No thing is impossible to God, if you believe.
Our faith must be in God alone and not in other people. God's Word tell us, "that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God" (1 Cor. 2:5 NKJV).
It doesn't matter what the doctor says, the lawyer says, or what our bills say. Our faith is not in people or things. Our faith is in God.
Sometimes we have to get man's wisdom, or earthly wisdom, out of our minds. This can be hard because we live in a society where we have been educated from a young age. But it doesn't matter how much schooling or how many degrees we have. We may be able to figure some things out, but we can't figure everything out.
So remember that whatever the "impossibility" may be, it can be turned around when we place our faith in God and in His power and authority. God will help us to overcome in any situation.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." This verse isn't saying that we can do all things in ourselves. It's saying that if we know who we are in Christ and put our trust in Him, we can do all things.
We might be weak in ourselves, but in Him, we're strong. We can paraphrase Philippians 4:13 this way, "I will do all things because I put my trust in Jesus Christ, my Strengthener!"
To get through any situation that looks impossible, let's completely put our faith in God. When we do, the impossible becomes possible.
THINK IT OVER
Concerning any situation that seems impossible, how can you place your faith in the wisdom and power of God and not man?