How to Face an Impossible Situation – By Faith

by Rex Rouis

How are we to face impossible situations, ignore them and hope they go away, or face them with an overcoming faith in God? We need to know because only a correct response will bring success. The Bible tells us to respond with faith, because with Him nothing is impossible.

Jesus said, “The things that are impossible for people to do are possible for God to do.” Luke 18:27 God’s Word Translation

And Jesus, having turned His eyes upon them and having considered them, said to them, In the presence of men, as men look at this, it is impossible. But in the presence of God, as He looks at this, all things are possible. Matt 19:26 Wuest Expanded Translation

Only faith is able to grasp the reality of the possible in the face of the impossible. Only faith has the power to move seemingly impossible mountains. Only faith has the ability to look directly at an impossible situation and know that it will change.

Abraham had a clear understanding of how impossible his situation was. Both he and Sarah were way past the age of bearing a child, but God had promised that they would. In Abraham’s heart, the reality of God’s promise was more real that the facts about their situation. He did not ignore the facts, but rather he considered the facts as temporary and God’s promise as permanent and real.

Only a heart filled with faith can face the impossible and still know that God can change it. Read how Abraham had sufficient faith to look directly at the impossible and yet be fully persuaded that God was able to perform what He had promised.

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4:17-21

Faith is not ignoring the problem. Faith is the tangible knowing that God is bigger than the problem, and that He is willing and able to help. Acknowledging the problem is the first step in obtaining faith. Faith has the courage to look at what currently is and still know what will be.

Faith ‘calls those things which be not as though they were’. This is the creative power of faith. It brings the power and presence of God into any situation. Denial, on the other hand, ‘calls those things which be as though they are not’. This is not creatively running to the issue with the power of God. This is running from the issue with the weakness of man. Run to the roar with the faith of God. He can change any situation.

How then do you receive this faith? By running to the Word of God, and by seeking Him till you get the answer. When faith comes, so comes the answer and the victory. The Bible says that, ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken personal) word of God’. Seek Him till you hear Him. You are literally one hearing away from victory in any seemingly impossible situation.

Faith is the tangible knowing that God is bigger than the problem, and that He is willing and able to help.

Comments

  1. please pray for me
    i have been in the financial struggle for years, nothing that i do and try suceeds. im 23 years of age and still demand on my parents financial.
    please pray for me i need a breakthrough and a stable life, i am losing strength to move forward nothing ever goes my way.

  2. Thank You Jesus that if God be for me who can be against me. I fear no evil, Thank you that Jesus loves righteousness and justice so I will soon be free!,,,,,

  3. Please pray for my son, Gabreal. He is in a crisis situation. Homeless. Atheist. Our hearts are broken but hanging onto faith that God can do the impossible and that He loves Gabe.

  4. I have a felcony on my background and ive been with this company for over 3 years I applied for a hire position were they have to run background I believe god is a god that moves mountains and I’m standing on faith that nothing hinders me from my blessing I believe god can turn any situation around thank you god in advance

  5. Hallelujah .We have challenges coz God wants to direct,perfect,protect and inspect us rlthat is why there is apurpose in every challenges.

  6. I ask you all for your intercessory prayers please. My husband of 20 years wants a divorce. He is going through a crisis but will not seek help. With man reconciliation is not possible but I know with God all things are possible. Please pray for us.

    1. M
      Hope everything gets better, prayer changes everything. At the moment I’m praying that everything works out for you. Never lose hope. God loves you so much.

  7. Thank you everybody for the inspiration.I truely feel blessed by The Almighty Father.I have been in a dilemma for quit some time as I was sitting for my final examinations in highschool. Most people saying I can’t make it,but My God has been faithful to me,He has kept me safe,He has granted me the gift of wisdom. I pray that God will grant me success in all my challenges.Please pray for me, that God will shine light upon the oncoming results.Thank you all and may The Almighty God bless you.

  8. kindly join me in prayer for total deliverance for my family over premature death, sickness and diseases. thank you!

  9. I would like someone to pray for me please. I have recently been told I have a curse of stagnation over my life. My faith is not where it should to overcome it, and it is evident in my life even today. I should have graduates from university 2 years ago, I was once brilliant not I’m barely getting by. This was my final semester, it came with many challenges and I did my best to remain strong. I am so close to the finish line, I had an exam to which I mixed up the times arrived late and was denied entry. I was deregistered from another because my compulsory assignments did not reach the lecturers in time. I feel so overwhelmed I don’t know what to do. Tried contacting the lecturers to appeal for a special exam in January for both the subjects ( an exam granted to students who have one outstanding subject keeping them from graduating) I however have two. The lecturers do not respond to any of my emails, they do not answer their calls. The main campus is at a town 5hours away and I have no money to get there. By this time they must have already gone away for the Christmas holidays. My mom thought I had only one subject to finish this semester but I actually had four. Two went well. The other two I’ve just spoken about. I’m scared to go home because I don’t know what to tell her and break her heart. The fact that I failed so many times and all my friends graduates but me eats her up inside. She’s an alcoholic and never fails to express her disappointment and humiliation in me when she’s been drinking. It hurts me. Its just me and her, my dad and sister passed away in car accidents over twenty years ago. I feel I have nobody to talk to and everything I try goes upside down. It feels like nobody has my back and I can’t even have my own back because this time I’m weak. I need God to pull through for me and elevate my life as He has done so faithfully for everyone around me. When do I get to be deserving of His favour?! It sucks. It hurts more that I’m so ambitious and have all these dreams and brilliant ideas, but I feel anchored to nothingness and can’t seem to escape.

    1. Hello Bernadette,

      First of all I am praying that all will go right with your academics. God is near in this situation and you would pull through this (Amen). I have been in some similar situations like this and I just want to say that you should remain positive despite your negative inner voice and what your mum says/thinks because we all have our own race to run. Somepeople may go through what you are going through relatively quickly/easierand some even slower. You just need to pick up the lessons from the journey and move on. God has a good plan and purpose for your life even though you don’t see it yet and everything we go through now.may be necessary for our future. God loves you and His grace is made perfect in your weakness (Amen).

      1. In Jesus mighty name, Amen. Thank you so much Seyi, I got emotional reading that. It’s such an emotional thing when you’re in the storm (and have been for as long as I have been) and someone tells you it will all be over soon and the future is bright. I guess I should trust that and have faith in God’s plan for me…I don’t want to cry anymore or feel this huge sense of burden over my shoulders. I’m praying for a Blessed New year for myself and you all…still I praise. May all the glory be to God, in Jesus name Amen.

    2. my friend, faith never makes us to run away from an existing problem, faith never behave as if the problem is not there but rather it make us to face the problem eye ball to eye ball base on the promises God has given to us in his word no wonder Jacob wrestled with that anger because Jacob said “until you bless me , I will not let you go”. Jacob did not stop until something happened. Jacob did not stop to wrestle with the Angel until the Angel had said that truly for this man to wrestle with me this way he really needs his name to be changed. faith enables you to strive until that problem is out of the way. God wants you to be like Jacob because if Jacob had an army that could withstand his brother maybe he won’t have have wrestled with that angel that way but he new that was the only option and that is how God wants out faith to be. depending wholly on him knowing that he can fix that problem. go to him remind him of his promise pertaining to that problem and cry to him until something happens.

  10. Please for my family we’re passing through a tough test. My mother diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, just today they found my 3 yr old nephew a mass on the neck and many other hard times. I have faith i know we’ll get through this just would love a little bit more prayers heading our direction. God bless!!

  11. Thank you Jesus for today, please join me in this prayer request. I want God to honour His name in my life.
    1. My faith in HIM
    2. My threplet should come in 2017
    3. Financial settlement.
    4. God should take away all my debt this month of December 2016.

  12. Asking for prayer today! I’ve been homeless for the past year! I broke my ankle in August 2015 I lost my townhouse in September, had a miscarriage and put into September!! So go back to work and school for my CNA certification over again because I lost it when my ankle was broke!! What’s on the job for 3 months they sent me to school. 47 school started I lost my brother to pancreatic cancer. So the school said I couldn’t go anymore I miss too many days following behind and I lost my job!! Cuz I didn’t get the certification within the time frame!! That was in July, so October rolls around I failed a new job that starts in November only work there almost a month and they terminated me with too many latest! I didn’t have my car relying on other people to get me on get me there on time! So now I found a new townhouse but don’t have a job to pay the rent I don’t understand what’s going on in my life and I got a direct my path

    1. Author

      Katina – We are praying for you. We break the power of the Devil over you in Jesus Name. I believe you will receive answers and guidance from God on all these issues. Read more of the articles on this site and grow your faith. God is big enough and God is willing enough. You will find out what the issue is. I am believing He will speak to you and you will be able to hear. We love you. Rex

    2. Dont panic Katina, although u are going through a really tough time but never forget that Jesu was with you all those time your heart broke. He has has felt the same pain what you did feel in all those hard experiences. Take heart, good things are on the way. God’s preparing you for a better tomorrow. Just truat in Him woth all your strength and remind yourself that no problem that comes in your life is bigger than God. For He is mightier than everything as Jesus has conquered the world!!!!!

  13. Dazzle,
    Running to God is the answer, but as Rex wrote in his article based on what the Word of God says stop saying things like “I have nothing in my pocket”, “I have no means” etc that’s stating facts, but TRUTH superceeds facts. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Call those things that are not, as thou they were. God shall see you through ( through it, not out of it)!

    1. Thank you gina for enlightenment. Yes, some of my wordings then really not appropriate i was just too down at the time my prayer posted. Today, I am facing worst. i believe that god has plans for me why he allowed things to happened. Can i ask you to please pray for me? Thank you again.

      1. Psalm 23:4 Yea,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death ( be careful with wording, it’s the shadow of death, it’s not the real thing), I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

        I pray that God gives you through this testing time a hunger and thirst for His Word, and that you will be obedient to answer Him. I pray He gives you clarity and discernment, wisdom and understanding. I pray against fear, depression, anxiety, selfishness, greed, discontentment, ungratefulness. Praying that His Holy Spirit fills you and releases His peace in you. in Jesus name. Amen

        God says to humble yourself before Him, and He shall exalt you. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what other things are in your heart that you need to confess before God, as you deal with your heart He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins. God truly loves you, and He corrects those He loves.

  14. Im dazzle, i have sinned against my parents and drowned in debts. I am so thankful to the Lord our God that my parents has forgiven me. Now I am facing a lot of deadlines in regards with my debts. I have nothing in my pocket, i have faith that God will save me with the deadlines. I have no means, all i have now is big faith that God will save and never forsake me. I am so glad that despite my situation today that i have nothing to be able to fund my issuance today i felt at ease as I come to church this morning and surrender everything and believing that god will end my debts i sufferred for several months today. Asking for more prayers from you all that a miracle will happen to all of us.

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