March 14 - We can bring all of our impossible situations to God.

By George Flattery

Today's Scripture: Luke 1:37

Central Thought: Nothing is impossible with God.

    Charles Swindoll writes, 'We are all faced with innumerable opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Every great miracle in the Bible began with an impossibility. All of us, at various times in our lives, face situations that are beyond us. We can't solve them on our own. We can't overcome them in our own strength. What impossible situation are you facing today? A sickness that the doctors say is terminal? A family crisis where one of your children is running away from God? Debt that is so overwhelming, you don't know where to turn to next?

    Faith is important during these times, but so is hope. What is hope? As someone once wrote, hope is holding on and praying expectantly. What does God need to do for you today? Hold on. Pray. Pray with faith. Pray with the expectation that God is going to come and make the impossible possible. Hope is not a wishy-washy 'I wish, I wish upon a star" type of prayer. Hope is a strong word that says, 'God says it. I believe it. It shall be done.” Isn't it amazing that just when we are about ready to give up, God comes in and moves? A.W. Tozer said, "Anything God has ever done, he can do now. Anything God has ever done anywhere, he can do here. Anything God has ever done for anyone, he can do for you.”

    Kenneth Woodward writes in Newsweek:

    In May 1999, fifteen-year-old Tyler Clarensau shuffled to the altar in Park Crest Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Missouri, to seek healing. Surgery to correct his malformed knee joints had left him with swelling and terrible pain. Forty other Pentecostal teenagers encircled him and began to pray. Gradually, the whole congregation was raised to a prayerful roar. Some 45 minutes later silence fell, and one of the church volunteers announced that God had healed Tyler. Clarensau shakily stood up, then did deep knee bends—something he hadn't accomplished in years. Now he can run. "I'd heard about people getting healed," says Clarensau, "and I thought it was pretty cool. But I didn't know for sure until it happened to me."

    Nothing is impossible with God. Allow Him to turn your impossibility into a miracle today.

Devotional Prayer: Father, I need a miracle today. Help me overcome my desperate situation.

Today's Bible Reading: Numbers 21:1-22:20; Luke 1:26-56; Psalms 57:1-11; Proverbs 11:9-11