“These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Life being what it is, we sometimes face problems that appear insurmountable. We deal with circumstances that seem utterly impossible.
Perhaps Mary viewed her situation through that lens when the angel Gabriel said she would become pregnant. Naturally, she questioned how that could be possible while she was still a virgin.
Gabriel explained that the power of the Most High would overshadow her and she would conceive the Son of God. Furthermore, Mary’s relative Elizabeth, barren and beyond child-bearing age, was six months pregnant. “For nothing is impossible with God,” he said. (Luke 1:31-37)
Nothing is impossible with God, mighty God—the One who spoke the universe into being. The One who parted the Red Sea so His people could walk through on dry land. The One who became flesh and walked among us on earth.
Mighty God in human form turned water into wine, gave sight to the blind, healed the lepers, and fed the masses with a few loaves and fish. He walked on the waves and calmed the storm at sea. He performed miracles of every sort and then topped them all when He rose from the grave.
Nothing was impossible with God then, and the same holds true today.
We might view our circumstances as impossible. We’ve prayed and prayed and prayed for a wayward child to return. We’ve fought for our marriage, and we’ve done everything we know to make our finances stretch. We’ve waited for a miracle and wondered why God doesn’t operate according to our timetable.
Our problems might seem insurmountable, but focusing on them in that light will only cause discouragement. The more impossible our circumstances, the greater our opportunity to experience Mighty God’s presence and power.
How have you seen Mighty God do something that seemed impossible by human standards?
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