The Impossible-to-Answer Prayer
I saw an article titled "How Do You Pray for the Impossible?" I didn't read the article but since seeing that headline, I've wondered what the impossible could be. God didn't accept the idea of the impossible.
In Genesis, God asked Abraham, "Is anything too hard for the LORD?" (18:14). In the Hebrew, a negative answer is implied.
Then Jeremiah prayed, "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you" (Jeremiah 32:17).
Gabriel assured Mary, "Nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).
God had another way of stating His unlimited power when Moses was unable to comprehend how God could provide meat in the desert for 600,000 men for an entire month. "Is the LORD's arm too short?"
Again in Isaiah, God said, "Was my arm too short to ransom you?" and "Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save" (50:2; 59:1).
In Genesis 17:1 God speaks to 99-year-old Abraham who has been promised a child by God. By this time his body is "as good as dead" (see Romans 4:19-22). In the face of all his very understandable doubts, God reassures him by calling himself El Shaddai, which means Almighty God. It was God's way of saying, "Don't look at yourself, Abraham. Look at me. If I say you're going to have a son, it's going to happen. I am Almighty God."
Thank You, our Father, for making a way where there seems to be no way.
"I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible" (Matthew 17:20).