Impossible Situations

Sometimes we face what may seem as an impossible situation in our life. We have no solution to a difficult problem so we contemplate just giving up. But the Word of God reminds us that there are solutions to seemingly impossible situations. Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27.

It is not the circumstance that matters, it's our reaction to it. If our circumstances find us in God, we shall find God in all our circumstances. Most of us, in the course  of a day or week, come up against circumstances that may cause distress or frustration. There are sometimes problems for which there seem to be no solution. We say, "It's impossible!" Jesus says in Matthew 19:26, "...with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Luke puts it this way in Luke 1:37, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."

A  young French boy was born blind. Oh how he longed for the gift of sight so he might be able to read. He knew that reading was an impossibility for a blind boy. With  persistent fervor he began to study music and became an accomplished musician. Consequently, he developed an acute sense of hearing and with that, delicate sensitive fingers. Yet, he longed to be able to read books. 

When he reached his twenties he was inspired by the Holy Spirit with a very  innovative idea. It was a simple solution to his problem. He had noticed that officers in the French army were sending short messages by a code that consisted of secret symbols pressed into the paper itself, so that the raised symbol could be instantly recognized by touching with the fingers. The thought came to him to use a similar type of code with a pattern of dots in a specialized alphabet so that he and other blind people could learn to read with their fingertips. 

With God's help and persistent energy this young man set out to master an impossible situation. The results were successful because the Louis Braille was invented and now blind people throughout the world can read with this system of raised dots.   

As a Christian we have God's Holy Spirit that will give us creative thoughts to guide us through difficult situations. If we listen closely and stay communicating with Him daily, the Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us. Nothing is too difficult for our God.  

Psalm 25:9 
He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way. 

Psalm 32:8 
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you. 

Psalm 48:14 
For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.

Isaiah 58:11 
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

Charles Wesley wrote   in one of his sacred hymns;
"Faith, mighty faith the promise sees
And rests on that alone:
Laughs at impossibilities,
And says it shall be done."

There is a sign in a General Motors plant that reads like this:
"According to the theory of aero-dynamics, and as can readily be proven by wind tunnel experiments, the Bumble Bee is unable to fly. This is because the size of its wings in relation to the size of its body makes flying impossible. But the Bumble Bee being unacquainted with these scientific truths, goes ahead and flies anyway and gathers a little honey every day."

Impossibilities? It's a matter of the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. For with our God, all things are possible.



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