PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Zechariah 8, the Lord spoke of His promise to restore Jerusalem. God said He would return the Israelites to the Promised Land. He gave a word-picture of children playing and the elderly gathering in the square. And in verse 6, it says, “The Lord of Armies says this: ‘Though it may seem impossible to the remnant of this people in those days, should it also seem impossible to me?’—this is the declaration of the Lord of Armies” (CSB). After 70 years of exile, I’m sure many had given up hope of seeing Jerusalem again, much less, the hope of such a picturesque, carefree moment.
Let’s look at that question again: “Though it may seem impossible to the remnant of this people in those days, should it also seem impossible to me?”
It’s a rhetorical question. I can’t help but wonder if the Lord asks us the same in the situations you and I face.
“This may look impossible for you, Denise, but should I—the Creator of the Universe—think it’s impossible too?”
The script is laughable! How can we put our finite limitations on an infinite God? How can we possibly worry that our problem is the ONE problem He can’t fix??
These are those facepalm moments. The moments when I don’t understand how God can stay so patient with me. The moments when my fretting trumps my faith and He has to remind me—yet again—that He knows what He’s doing and that He’s much better at His job than I am.
No matter what kind of circumstances we find ourselves in, God knows. He sees. He is in control. Our job is to believe. It’s all He asks of us!
Jesus said in Matthew 21:22 CSB, “And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Don’t get crazy with that—God won’t go against His own Word or character to grant us wishes. But if we believe in Him—that He knows best—then we can trust God to make the impossible possible. We can trust that He will answer prayers and bring solutions to our lives.
Today, as you pray, thank God that nothing is impossible for Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you believe that. Ask Him to help you pray through your circumstances according to God’s will, trusting that He hears and His answer will be exactly what you need and align with His good plan.