Have you ever come to the conclusion that there was something in your life that you very much wanted but that it seemed impossible to happen? You thought about it, you dreamed about it yet you accepted the fact that it will never happen. The dictionary defines the word ‘impossible’ as ‘incapable of being or incapable of occurring.” I’m sure that many of you feel that way or have felt that way in the past. You have asked God for the impossible because there is no way you could bring it to pass on your own. And, it doesn’t have to be something materialistic; it could be your not being able to forgive a certain person for something they did in the past to you. Or, it could be you need a healing miracle for yourself or a loved one. But the good news is that because of Jesus Christ we always have hope; Why? Because with God ‘all things are possible.’ That dream, that forgiveness, that healing, they are all possible. How do we move from impossible to possible? The answer is not difficult at all – the answer is PRAYER! Prayer is the key that opens the spiritual doors to the ‘all things are possible’ mansion in the kingdom of God.
When life overwhelms us, the best thing we can do is keep our eyes upon Jesus. Jesus wants to encourage us; He wants to lift us up and He wants to give us strength when we need it. You will be encouraged; your burdens seem lighter and you find strength after you have spent time in prayer. This is what being in the presence of the Lord will do for you. You won’t get encouraged, or uplifted or strengthen by being with people in the world. You don’t go to a pizza restaurant to get barbeque; you must go where you will find what you are looking for, and when you are looking for the impossible, going to God is your only resource. Don’t be afraid to pray or wish that you could pray like someone else. Just pray simply and honestly. And, the best way to pray is to pray from the heart. Whether you’re kneeling, walking, or lying down. God isn’t interested as much in your posture, whether you are standing, sitting or on your knees, as much as He is in the position of your heart. You don’t want Him to find that your heart is closed; a closed heart means that there are things hidden that you do not want to deal with. A closed door may hide anger, bitterness, unforgiveness. But a submitted heart leaves the door wide open for God to work through you.
If our heart is open then we will want to spend time with God; either enjoying his presence, in worship, reading His Word or talking with Him. I love what Paul says in Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.” Do you think that way? Do you realize that no matter what you have prayed about – no matter how impossible it appears to be – God is able to do more than that? With God you always get more! God is not confined in any way. We might limit Him in our thinking and put Him in a box, but God is bigger than our box; God has no boundaries or parameters or limitations. With people you might get less than you expect, but with God, He will exceed your expectations. Remember that prayer makes all things possible.