We serve a God who can do the impossible. In fact, not only can He do the impossible, He actually does the impossible every single day. He takes perverse and impure hearts and makes them clean. He restores broken relationships. He awakens and breathes new life into dead hearts. He heals the sick, comforts the hurting, and sustains the persecuted. He is always active and working for the sake of His people.

Scripture is full of examples of God doing the impossible. He broke down city walls with shouts and the sounds of trumpets. He parted an entire sea to deliver his people from the Egyptians. He used a little shepherd to kill a giant and save a nation. He used one man and 300 soldiers to defeat thousands upon thousands of Midianites. God often allowed His people to be placed in impossible situations, so that by His deliverance it would be clear: it was only possible through God.

Consider 2 Chronicles 20. Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, receives word that three nations are coming to attack. He immediately calls for the entire nation to seek the Lord for help. The king prays, “Lord, we are completely powerless against them. We don’t stand a chance. We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

God responds to their prayers and says, “You will not need to fight this battle. I will fight for you. So just stand firm and watch the salvation of the Lord!” As the army of Judah arrived at the battle ground, they found that all three armies had turned on each other and every single person was already dead! The battle had already been won! God did the impossible.

The puritan Thomas Lye said it this way, “God has extra ordinary means to bear us up when ordinary ones fail. He can turn poisons into antidotes, hindrances into furtherances, and destructions into deliverances. An Almighty God can work without means. God often brings his people into such condition that they do not know what to do. He does this so that they might know what He can do.”

You might be going through an impossible situation right now. My friend, God has you right where He wants you. When you have no strength, He will be your strength. When you have no answer, He is the answer. When you face trouble upon trouble, He will be your help and deliverer. We serve a faithful God. He always does what He promises. No matter what you’re facing, if you will wait on Him, He will do the impossible!

– Jared