A little boy took his broken toy to his daddy and asked him if he could fix it. The dad looked at the toy, studied it as he tried to decide how best to repair it’s brokenness. The boy becomes impatient and said, “Hurry up daddy, hurry up!” The dad made a few adjustments and continued to work on the toy — but the boy become increasingly impatient. Finally the boy couldn’t wait no longer. He stretched out and took the toy from his dad saying, “I’ll just play with it the way it is!”
Do you have anything in your life that you wish God would fix if you would only allow Him to do so? I have good news for you today: Our God can fix anything!
Genesis 18 tells us an unusual story about a time when God appeared personally to Abraham. One day about noon as Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent, he suddenly noticed three men standing nearby. Abraham got up and ran to meet them, welcoming them by bowing low to the ground.
“My lord,” he said, “if it pleases you, stop here for a while. Rest in the shade of this tree while my servants get some water to wash your feet. Let me prepare some food to refresh you. Please stay awhile before continuing on your journey.”
They agreed to stay and enjoy a meal with Abraham, and during their conversation, one of them asked Abraham where his wife, Sarah, was. Then, He said something incredible: “About this time next year I will return and your wife Sarah will have a son.”
Now Sarah was just inside the tent, listening to their conversation. When she heard this, she laughed at the idea. Impossible, she thought; at 90 years of age, she was well beyond the years of childbearing and Abraham, at almost age 100, was too old to father a child! “How could a worn-out woman like me have a baby?” she thought. “And when my husband is also too old?”
Let’s read what God said about Sarah’s laughter: Genesis 18:13-14, Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son” (NIV).
Here is God’s loving challenge to you and me even today! God asks the same question of us today! “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
Each one of us at one time or another has to face some very difficult situations during our life! In the midst of them God is asking us: “Do you think your problem is too hard for me to fix? Do you believe I can work it out for you, even though you may think it’s impossible?” Are you willing to let Me fix it? Are you willing to give Me time to fix it?
Throughout the Old Testament we see God at work through impossible situations! We watch as God parts the waters of the Red Sea; makes the sun to stand still in the sky; delivers three young Hebrew men from a fiery furnace; and delivers Daniel from a lion’s den. But this subject of impossibilities becomes even more interesting in the New Testament.
In fact, Jesus tells us “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27). The Lord God is able to meet all our needs whatever they may be! Nothing is too difficult, too hard for Him! When we have faith, when we rely on God, when we wait upon Him, then truly nothing is impossible!
Do you believe this Word from the Lord, today? Do you accept that God can perform the impossible in your marriage, in your family, on your job for your future? It is not enough for us simply to believe in God as Creator and Maker of all things! We also have to believe He’s the God Who yearns to do the impossible in our lives!
The Bible makes it so very clear: If we don’t believe this about God, we don’t trust God at all! Nothing in your life is beyond God’s ability to fix! Nothing exceeds God’s power! No problem intimidates Him. No obstacle is too big for God. Anything, yes, everything is possible with God! The all-knowing, everywhere present, all powerful Creator and sovereign God can fix anything! You do not prove the resources of God until you trust Him for the impossible!
Ann Kimbell wrote a delightful little book entitled; I Love the Word Impossible. She would say: “God specializes in things thought impossible.”
Let’s ponder on what this means to you and me as the children of God. Allow me to share with you solid Biblical examples of God doing the impossible!
Jesus Heals A Demon Possessed Boy!
In Mark 9 a distraught father brought his demon possessed son to Jesus’ disciples seeking the boy’s deliverance. This boy was not simply troubled or rebellious. This boy was full of evil spirits and the spirits controlled his every action. The demon in control of him would dash him to the ground and make him foam at the mouth like a mad dog. He would grind his teeth and become rigid. This poor boy was considered absolutely hopeless. His father had to hold onto him continually because the demons constantly tried to cast his son into the nearest river or lake or open fire wanting to kill the poor lad. It had to be a full-time job just keeping the child alive! Imagine the number of scars and burn marks on that body. It must have broken his father’s heart daily to see his son in that condition with no one able to help!
Scripture tells us the disciples prayed over the boy perhaps for a long time but nothing happened. It must have seemed like an impossible situation! But then Jesus came on the scene! When Jesus asked what was going on the father explained: “I brought my son to your disciples but they couldn’t heal him. He is a hopeless case!”
Jesus simply responded: “All things are possible for him who believes; Then with just a simple word, Jesus made the impossible a reality; He rebuked the demon & said: “I command you to come out of this child.” At that point, the boy fell to the ground as if dead but Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet. The boy stood and was perfectly all right!
Can you imagine the joy at this moment? The boy must have run to his father and embraced him! The father’s heart must have leaped with joy & excitement! God had fixed it all!
Now, why did the Holy Spirit move Mark to include this story in his Gospel? I believe it was so that every parent from that moment forward would know God can be trusted to do the impossible with their children! The Lord was saying: “I can restore anything and anyone! If you’ll just believe, all things will be possible to you through me.”
All over the world today — multitudes of Christian parents agonize because their children are under the devil’s power! I see the pain in the eyes of a mother! I see a heart-broken father who never dreamed his child would turn to drugs! The devil has told these parents that their children are hopeless that their problems can never be fixed! The devil has convinced them of a powerful lie that even God is unable to help them!
Maybe you think your unsaved love-one is hopeless – that he/she will never come to Jesus! Maybe you have given up hope for your husband, your wife, your son or your daughter – your grandchild!
No person is ever too far gone for God to fix! I know many a Christian who can testify today “I prayed for my loved-one for years. Then one day after I’d almost given up hope, God broke through! God saved and delivered my loved one!”
We must never give up on anyone because nothing is impossible with our God! Our God can fix anything!
Jesus Produces A Coin to Pay Taxes!
Are you having financial problems, unable to pay your bills? Jesus’ disciples were having that problem and He fixed their situation supernaturally! How did the Lord fix the situation? He sent Peter out to catch a fish! Jesus told Peter he would find a coin in the mouth of the first fish he caught, and that coin would cover their tax bill!
The story is told in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 17. I can only imagine what Peter must have thought! “Tax money in a fish’s mouth? This I’ve got to see. I’ve been a fisherman all my life and I’ve seen a lot of things inside fish; worms, hooks, seaweed, but I’ve never seen a coin inside a fish!” Yet, when Peter reeled in the first flopping fish, Peter opened its mouth to find a shining coin! The amount was enough to pay their taxes just as Jesus had said!
Now, why did the Holy Spirit move upon Matthew to record this story? Why did Jesus choose to fix their situation through a miracle? Why didn’t Jesus just take up an offering? Why not send the disciples out to work for a day to bring in enough wages to pay the taxes?
I believe Jesus moved supernaturally here because He wanted to prove that He’ll do the impossible for us! He can fix any financial problem, any family crisis, any overwhelming need! Nothing in your life is beyond God’s ability to fix! Our God can fix anything!
We need to hear again the Lord’s challenge to Sarah — “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
This is not an declaration or a proclamation – rather, it is in the form of a question! It comes as a question because faith requires a decision! The question demands an answer – a response from us!
Today I say to you with a deep, heartfelt love, if you want spiritual victory, if you want freedom, if you want to see God work in your life, then believe that God is able!
You have to believe that nothing in your life is impossible with God! His wisdom and power and love are perfect! Learn to trust God even on uncertain paths! Remember God can do anything but more importantly He always does the right thing! So take hold of God’s promises by faith; believe God can absolutely change and transform your life! He can fix your brokenness!
Facing an impossibility gives us the opportunity to trust God! When we have faith – when we rely on God – when we give God time – then truly nothing is impossible!
If God provided deliverance for the demon-possessed boy; If God provided life for Jairus’ daughter who was dead; If God provided a coin from a fish to pay the taxes; Then God can provide for you.