Nothing Is Impossible With God

Apr 11, 2024 | Dennis Heppner, Lifestyle

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We are so accustomed to giving up. We either don’t believe in the interventions of God in our problems — or we just give up after a prayer or two. “I’m tired of praying.” “I don’t know what I am going to do.” “Obviously, God doesn’t want to answer this prayer.”

Our difficult situations can feel impossible. Sometimes, the answer truly is impossible. Yet even when something seems totally impossible, someone comes along and does it.

In 1954, a medical student named Roger Bannister ran the very first 4-minute mile. Since then, it’s been done hundreds of times. Climbing Mount Everest. Heart-transplant surgery. Landing on the moon. Splitting atoms. All of these things were thought to be impossible — except that they weren’t!

We, as human beings created in God’s image, have the capacity to change, to grow, to learn, to overcome. But the word “impossible” creeps into our mindset all too easily.

However, in spite of human determination we do have limits. We can and do come to the end of ourselves at times. But when we are at the end of our resources, God is just beginning.

Our difficult situations can feel impossible. Sometimes, the answer truly is impossible. Yet even when something seems totally impossible, someone comes along and does it.

The book of Luke is the setting for the title of this writing. The story is right in the middle of two impossibilities. Elizabeth, the wife of Zachariah, had never had a child. For Jews, this felt like a curse. Elizabeth was already a senior citizen. But God! She became pregnant and conceived the child who grew up to be John the Baptist. Then, the angel Gabriel came directly to Mary, Elizabeth’s young relative, and informed her that she was highly favored by the Lord and she was going to have a child. This should have been impossible as well! Mary was a single Jewish girl — that would be scandalous! So, two women, both in impossible situations (one too old and one too young), heard directly from the angel that “with God, nothing is impossible.”

God has proven this truth, this incredible FACT, throughout all His interactions with humanity. The Bible records untold interventions of God. Added to that, believers through the ages up until our times have all been a part of God’s interventions.

We can sometimes do what seems impossible, and the fact that it has never been done before can’t stop us. But when neither you nor anyone else can solve the issue, make it happen, open that closed door, or stop that power of darkness — there is still God. When it really is impossible, God steps in.

Nothing is final until God says so. Look at your impossible situations in the face, pray steadfastly, and trust that God is bigger!

Dennis Heppner grew up in Canada and was called to ministry as a young boy. Dennis and his wife Denie, who was also called to missions as a child, pastored 4 churches in Canada, but in 1987 the door opened to come to the Philippines as missionaries. They brought their 4 eldest children with them and the kids grew up here. In 2006 they adopted Emma Rose, a special Filipino treasure and a gift from God to their family.

Dennis has been a missionary evangelist in Asia for 25 years. He was the director of LIFESCHOOLS of ministry and pastored 3 churches in the early years of his ministry based in the Philippines. He is currently the founder and President of Developing Effective Leaders (DEL), superintendent of Church of God West Asia, and the founding and lead Pastor of the vibrant, growing Church of God Makati.

Dennis and Denie and their whole family, including Josh and Melody who live in Canada, are committed to missions, leadership, and the call of Christ.

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