X Close Menu

When You’re Facing The Impossible

Writer-Generic-CDNewell

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13 NKJV

Have you ever faced a situation you wish would go away, but it won’t. You have to do what seems impossible, and there is no way out.  Maybe you are there right now.

I have always been visually impaired, but several years ago my vision decreased rapidly.  The doctors had always told me I would never go totally blind, but now blindness was approaching quickly.  That was a fearful time, and many changes took place.

Learning braille was one of several things I had to learn in order to live a productive life as a blind person.  Actually, braille was the hardest thing to learn, especially at age 50.

I would pray before each lesson.  Then I would get stuck in one spot. It took a degree of self-control not to throw the braille book in the floor and give up.  Unable to distinguish which letter of the alphabet this little cluster of dots represented, I would pray again.

Yes, I can do all things through Christ.  At that moment, I needed His strength and grace.  It became a routine: hit a tough spot, fight the urge to quit, pray, and receive God’s grace.  His grace would sweep in like a warm breeze, every time I asked for His help.

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle (1 Cor. 10:13).  We just can’t handle anything without God. We must realize how weak and finite we are.  When we seek God’s help, He shows us all things are possible with Him.

I successfully completed my braille classes, and I never totally lost my vision.  God makes the impossible possible.

Are you in one of those impossible situations today?

God may not move your mountain, but He will carry you over it.  Christ strengthens us to do all things, even what seems impossible.

Ask God for strength and grace to accomplish the impossible today.  He has given us precious promises (Phil. 4:13, 1 Cor. 10:13, and 2 Cor. 12:9).

Heavenly Father,

I need Your grace and strength to get through the next few minutes, hours, and the next day.  I will continue abiding in Your presence because alone, I can do nothing.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Click here to receive a free download of Carolyn’s devotional eBook, “In The Storm”.

For more encouragement, visit Carolyn at amountainoffaith.wordpress.com.

© 2016 by Carolyn Dale Newell.  All rights reserved.

Is God speaking to you through today's devotion?  We'd love for you to share how this message has encouraged you to continue pursuing the God of hope.  Scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a reply.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?  Pull up a chair… He’s been waiting for you.

The conversation at the Café is always hot and fresh.  We invite you to listen in as we gather around the table to discuss everyday life.

Comfort food for your soul is always on our menu, and friends are always close enough to hug.  We invite you to join us daily, as our writer’s share how the Lord continues to transform them into His glorious image.

Still craving more… Join us as we grow together in grace and truth through our online bible study.

Leave a Comment

Comments for this post have been disabled.