March 12, 2007Beauty for Ashes
Praying for the Impossible
GOD LOVES TO HEAR His children pray for what seems impossible. His invitation is to ask Him to do what no one else can do. Yet, we rarely make that request. Someone once said, “We have lost the eternal youthfulness of Christianity and have aged into calculated adulthood.”
The truth is we seldom pray a limitless, glorious prayer of faith. We also fail to pray with real confidence for any good that seems unattainable. And yet, we suppose ourselves to believe in an infinite Father.
Today, whatever your need, know that God has an answer. Just as He opened the Red Sea before the children of Israel, He will open doors of hope before you—doors that you once believed were closed, locked, and out of view. And just as He was with Joshua at the walls of Jericho, He will bring the walls of disappointment and discouragement down when you turn to Him in prayer.
God’s heart is stirred by our prayer. We don’t have to be concerned about saying the right words or doing the right thing. Every prayer is a step of faith in His direction. His heart is moved to action whenever He hears our uplifted voice asking Him to do what only He can do.
The next time you face a challenge that seems far too great for you to handle, turn to Him in prayer and know that He hears your every whisper and will answer your deepest need. With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
(By Mrs. Evelyn Forrest (1879 – 1959) Toccoa Falls, Georgia, Wife of Dr. R.A. Forrest, Co-Founder of TFC. Taken from the book: Leaves From the Tree God Planted © 2006 by Toccoa Falls College, p. 10-11)