We’ve all been trapped in the impossible haven’t we? Blindsided by a problem beyond our capabilities to solve?
A marriage that implodes and your spouse just won’t reconcile.
A health crisis the doctors can’t figure out how to cure.
Your career or business evaporates and you simply can’t replace it.
You feel stuck, frustrated, scared and maybe more than a little angry at the situation and God.
Maybe you’re there right now.
Often we respond by finally giving in. “It’s not my fault. There’s nothing I can do. I can’t solve this. It’s impossible.”
Our friends and family empathize. We ask for prayer on Facebook. We’re put on the church prayer list.
And you know, those feelings may be honest and the support appreciated. But it still doesn’t solve the challenge does it?
Perhaps if you’re part of a charismatic church then you’re told, “Just have more faith. Pray boldly. Tell God exactly what you want and when you want it.”
Yet, sometimes that doesn’t work either does it?
Then we’re left feeling not only frustrated but isolated. It seems like I’m the only one God doesn’t answer those kinds of prayers for.
I’ve lived through both experiences. Heck, I occasionally still do.
But what if I said there’s a third way that threads between those two approaches? A way that leads to seeing God work the impossible?
Take hope. A path leads out of the darkness.
We’ll look further at this next time.