Devotional

“The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.” – Proverbs 22:1.  

Have you ever had an assignment or project that you felt in your heart there is no way you can do it? Is your business facing a challenge that seems impossible for you to overcome? Is there that subject in school that you just don’t get? Does your spiritual mission in life seem out of reach? The fact is most kingdom assignments are impossible for us to carry out in our own strength. They require supernatural intervention if we are going to be successful. Fortunately, impossibilities are the platforms upon which God does His best work. God is in the miracle-working business; it’s what He does! Yet we still stress ourselves out sometimes, wondering how something is going to work out. In those moments, just remember: Impossible is where God starts, and miracles are what He does.

In the Bible, God led the Israelites by way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Then, He guided the people around in a large circle. As the people camped at the edge of the Red Sea, they noticed that the mountains were on one side, and the sea was on the other side of them. When the Israelites saw Pharaoh’s soldiers in the distance charging toward them, it appeared as though they were trapped with no apparent way out. Terrified, the people cried out to Moses in despair. It seemed a hopeless situation.

But, Moses trusted God and steered the people’s attention to God and calmly gave a solution as he said: “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13-14) Moses lifted up his staff and stretched out his hand over the sea and divided it. God intervened. He dramatically caused a strong wind to blow. The waters parted. And the people walked on the seafloor, on dry ground, safely to the other side.

Today, no matter what challenge you’re encountering, trust God: “The Lord will guide you continually…”(Isaiah 58:11). So, “Don’t worry about anything…” (Philippians 4:6), “God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.” (2 Samuel 22:33).

God loves you because you are His. So boldly look with hope and confidence to the future. Every day expect the best that God has for your life. And in your mind’s eye, visualize the great Creator of the Universe going before you, standing behind you and guiding every step you take ahead. God has a plan for you. God can change impossible situations. He sometimes moves mysteriously but will provide what you need in miraculous ways. And it is going to be far better than you can ever imagine.

So, do what you can, and God will successfully execute what you can’t. Nothing is impossible with Him. Believe God and put your complete trust in Him, and not only will He turn your impossible mission into a possible mission, but He will reward your faithfulness in the process.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How does the fact that God can do the impossible affect your mission in life?  
  1. What would change this week if we believed that God can do the impossible?