Times when … your relationship is broken, or you can’t find a job, or your child is rebellious, or you can’t break a long-held bad habit, or your pain or illness is worsening, and life is just plain hard?
Times when you wonder if the outcome you’re praying for is even possible?
I’ll be honest with you. I do, too!
I’ve had times when my heart was heavy and I felt like I’d prayed the same prayer request a thousand times. Even now, I have a few big prayers that I continue to pray even though nothing seems to change.
And in my sadness, I start to wonder if this prayer of my heart is even possible.
Jesus repeatedly told people that God is able to do the impossible…
“What is impossible for people is possible with God.”Luke 18:27
And He also told people to…
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”Matthew 7:7
So, I’m praying today but I’m not only asking God to do the impossible … I’m believing that He CAN DO the IMPOSSIBLE!
And even though I’ve asked Him a thousand times before, I’m confident He will hear my prayer and respond in love!
Maybe you’d like to join me.
5 Verses to Pray When You Need God to Do the Impossible
“O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by Your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for You!”
“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?Jeremiah 32:17 & 27
Father, I go outside and see the beauty of Your creation. The sun, moon, and stars hung perfectly in place. Seas and land, mountains and valleys, plants and animals with countless variations all sustained in complete order by Your gracious hand.
Father, nothing is too hard for You!
You care for and protect Your children … body and soul.
Nothing is too hard for You!
I believe You are able to do the impossible and Father, and sometimes from my perspective, this problem appears impossible. But You are the God of possibilities! Please, Father, do what only You can do. Please help me by Your Grace. Amen.
He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!Psalm 147:4–5
Father, You see me. You know me by name. And You love me! I am not just one of many … I am Your child. I am Your own.
There is nothing I can experience that is beyond Your understanding and comprehension. This battle I’m facing is known to You.
I believe You know what I need and that You will provide it. I understand that it may not be what I want … but it will always be what is best for me.
I also believe that if You ask me to wait or endure, You have promised to give me the strength and peace and everything else I need each day.
This is hard, Father, but You are great! Your power is absolute. Your grace is sufficient. Your love unfailing. Thank you! Amen.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.Ephesians 3:20–21
Father, I need Your mighty power to work within me.
“Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!” (based on Mark 9:24)
I believe You are able to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think. As I fight this battle, please help me keep my eyes on You … not on the problem. Give me the courage and strength to surrender this situation to You. By Your grace, help me trust Your love for me and live with the confidence that You care about this even more than I do.
Father, You sacrificed everything to save me and show me the greatness of Your love.
I surrender this day to You. Help me in this wait to know with confidence that even though I can’t see it … You are at work doing what only You can do, things that will always be for my good and Your glory. Thank you, Father. Amen.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”Mark 10:27
Oh, the reassurance of Jesus’ words, Father. Were it not for You … there would be no saving grace. Were it not for You … I would have no faith.
Because of You, Father, the impossible becomes possible. Being born again becomes reality. And love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control become blessings I enjoy because of Your Spirit within me. Thank you!
Your grace is sufficient! (1 Corinthians 12:9) And I have everything I need. (Psalm 23:1)
Father, there is no limit to what You can do. Your miracles touch the lives of Your children each and every day.
Please help me trust Your plan for me today. Help me follow where You lead and obey Your will as You reveal it to me. Help me to see Your miracles. Amen.
This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:19
Father, As I face this problem, please help me remember all the ways You have provided for me.
You have met my needs in the past and I believe You will meet my needs today and every day in the future.
You have given me strength and courage when I was afraid. You gave me hope when my circumstances seemed hopeless. You have given me patience when my wait felt like it was too long. Whatever my need … You have a glorious rich supply.
Father, You’ve kept every promise You’ve ever made. I can and will trust You to keep Your promises in the future.
By Your grace, You’ve helped me love when I wanted to turn away. You’ve forgiven my broken past and given me all I need to forgive others. You’ve healed my broken heart and filled me up.
You’ve have given me Jesus! I have everything I need!
You truly are the God of possibilities! Absolutely nothing is impossible to You.
So, today, I will trust You with my needs, wants, and desires. And with Your help, I will surrender my pain and problems to Your perfect wisdom and care.
In Jesus name. Amen.
WHATEVER IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE TODAY…
God is able.
Rick Warren wrote…
Never let an impossible situation intimidate you. Let it motivate you – to pray more, trust more, expect more.
I want that…
I want to pray more, trust more, and expect more.
Because the truth is…
There are no impossible situations for the child of the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God because for our Father …nothing is impossible!