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.


  1. Thanking you all for the encouragement you shared…we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us…

  2. Hello everyone, I am happy to be writing this today. I made a post here on August 14th, 2015 asking for prayers for my exams as I don’t want to fail even when every indication says so, well I am here to say I did fail the exams, but guess what… Looking back now 4yrs later I see reasons for the delay. Some things I would have missed if I graduated earlier, some people I wouldn’t have met, some places I wouldn’t have been at a particular time, how I would be living a very different life now and I would very much regret it. I am here to tell you that when you pray and nothing is changing… Ask God to take the driver seat and allow Him drive you. He is the Author and finisher. He knows why you passing through that situation, He is preparing you for the best. Job in the bible did not pray away his situation… He trusted God through it because he understands that he is a child of God so let Him do as He please. What situation do you find yourself today and seems like prayer and fasting isn’t changing anything? That is God saying will you allow me be your driver and path finder? Pray this, Father in heaven, concerning this situation… I give up my will because I trust you, let your will begin to manifest and see me through in Jesus Christ name… Amen!

  3. My family is going through a lot right now. My mom and I pray together nightly, but some of the situations we are praying about don’t appear to be improving. Seeing this, makes it difficult to continue believing that things will change. I just really want to see God move in the situations we are praying about. I NEED Him to move.

    1. Hello Kenya, if this is still gonna be useful, remember faith is not by sight. You don’t need to measure the improvement but you need to know God’s word concerning you and continue professing it. Faith is believing with all your heart that when God says it He does it. So I join you in faith tonight that every issue you and your family is going through is sorted put in Jesus name. Amen

  4. I needed to see and read this today. I’m going through a situation that looks impossible. I brought this upon myself. Now this embarrassing situation it’s a matter of life and death. I need to believe that Christ is able and willing to help me, even though I don’t deserve His mercy.

    1. I was convicted (WRONGLY) of lying to get a passport.. Now I’m a felon. I’M APPEALING.. Regardless, this conviction is a professional death sentence (some would say).. Not me!!!! I’m going to turn this bad news into my best news ever!! I will be in national news one day (hopefully reporting it). I have to live my life despite my wrongful conviction. Jesus was wrongfully convicted and he didn’t stop preaching the word!!!! Don’t you give up!!!! If I can fight, so can you!!!!!

  5. I just need help, urgent financial help from God. I curently am in Asia, coming from Europe. I have stayed in Asia for the last 4,5 years with my wife and son. A few months ago, she decided to move back to her country in Europe with our son, without discussing it with me. Before we were working together, but now, since more than 3,5 months, we have no more income. I have not seen my son since this time, i miss him. I find myself in on asian country struggling financially, i do not have the money to fly back Europe. My wife told me that she doesn’t want to live anymore with me. It is extremly difficult for me, even too much, id o not know what to do.

  6. Let us know that all things work together for good for those who love our God and are called to serve Him.
    Isn’t it amazing that during our worse calamities, absolutely worse disasters, God not only promised to never leave us nor forsake, us, he will also deliver us from ALL of our troubles! Sometimes we are tempted to think God only delivers us when we are doing all things perfectly, not the case at all, First know, Paul asked the rhetorical question, “Should we sin all the more so grace will abound?” The answer is “of course not” God, always requires us to be obedient under all circumstances and tests, but here is the really good news, no matter how severe our situation, someone during man’s long existence on this earth, someone has been delivered from something far worse than we are experiencing and they were not perfect!! Remember all men have sinned and fallen short of God’s requirements!! Alright, now let’s examine our faith because without faith it is impossible to please God! Ok, this thing you are facing, can you first agree that it is no match for your God? Can you agree in your heart so much so that you will trust God with it and proceed doing other things while He fixes it? I am not suggesting it won’t return and trouble you again, I am simply saying for this moment, which is really all you have, can you totally give it to Him? Ok, do it!! Now you have that peace that goes beyond all understanding!! Repeat giving it to Him over and over again if necessary, God never tires of hearing His children call on Him. GIVE IT TO HIM FROM THE VERY DEPTHS OF YOUR HEART, that’s what trusting is!

    Be blessed my friends!

    Remember to search your Bible for the scriptures I have quoted and paraphrased here and they will sink into your heart and mind and sustain you during times you face attacks in the further. Do this work for your own sustenance.

    God for ever faithful, pray for me please as I face hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal battles, but God is delivering! He never fails!!

  7. I hope (and know, but don’t know how exacly) God will change my economic situation.
    The problem is not in finding job (there are many jobs , to call them “small jobs” like cleaning,working in trader market, or some boring job). I want to observe God’s sabbath (7th day in week, 4 th commandment, saturday). But many jobs like this requie working every day. And if i work every day i know after some time i will forget God. How you may ask? It is not forgetting (like deleting from mind,it have never happened) , it is forgetting what relationship you had with God before applying that job.
    And you feel far from God. You know you are violating God’s law,and wishing you can do something about it, and always asking for forgivness. But it doesn’t help at all, that is not real repentance, real repentance force you to chenge your behaviour,but this don’t change anything, you are still in same dirt you were before repentance.
    And NOW i’m in biggest dark (because i underestand situation better than ever before) also my older brother is like me in that big dark,we are surrounded by dark right now. But i really believe that God will make way for me and my brother , and i will read this comment in far better situation than this.
    Yeah, this comment is not what you thought it should be , because i always see comment about happy ending , but this one, this one is comment from biggest spiritualy dark (because i dont know what i will do with future, i mean i know what i am supposed to do but it looks very hard to realize that, everything goes against me trying to destroy my faith in God). And anyone who is going through this, i would tell him/her: STAND ON THERE BECAUSE NOW IT IS GOD’S TURN. TO CHANGE SITUATION. IF GOD USED SITUATION TO CHANGE YOU, AND IT REALLY CHANGED, AND BUILDED YOU SPIRITUALLY; NOW IT IS GOD’S TURN TO CHANGE YOUR SITUATION SO YOU CAN GO TO BIGGER LIGHT. GOD PREPARED YOU (same applyes for me ) TO FACE BETTER FUTURE, NOT BECAUSE FUTURE WILL BE DARK AND YOU NEED TO BUILD SPIRITUALLY TO STAND THAT DARK, NEITHER, (read this carefully!!!) GOD WANT YOU TO BE IN GLORY OF HEAVEN FIRSTLY AND WHEN HE SEE IT IS GUARANTED YOU WILL BE (BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE AND BUILDED STRONG FAITH AND BECAUSE FAITH IS ONLY WAY TO GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION) , THEN HE WILL GIVE YOU GOODIES ACCORDING TO HIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. And i personally believe in this, and it will happen. Firstly, because God is greater and stronger than any of my problems and circumstances and secondly , i believe words have great impact on things (words we say) , because they are not just word spoken from larynx, they are choises, each word have choise in himself, if you say negative word you are requesting negative energy , if you say positive and faithfully word you request positive energy which brings joy, peace ,love and acceptance, in short you are searching for God to come in you. And it will happen!!! By hoping in God!!!!! And yes, God told me to share my story for everyone who is in dark like me,or even bigger. ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGHT FAITH, ALL OTHER WAYS ARE NOT TRUE!!!!

  8. I was instantly delivered from alcohol in 1988 and as of 2018 I am still free. I was a alcoholic for many years and was not able to stop on my own. This happen as a prayer of faith was prayed for me at a revival meeting and I knowing God would do it. I was healed of a serious stroke in 2013 due to my trust and faith in God . I refused to walk by sight and walked by faith knowing God would do it. Trust God with all your heart no mater what your emotions , feelings, doctors or other people tell you and lean not to your own understanding, you may never understand it. God does not answer by some formula but works in many different ways, don’t expect it to come in some preconceived way but do expect it. Don’t think you need to wait until you are good enough for God to do something for you. You will never be good enough, he is merciful and loving and will honor faith. Don’t look at the problem just ask and trust and don’t be discouraged , it will happen. NOTHING is to big for God.

  9. Been going through this hard times of sickness since January but I’m still looking up too God too change my situation around, Because I really can’t tell why I’m still alive but I know God is at work in my life ?

  10. My situation is unique but shouldn’t be. I am trying to convince those that God can deliver my people, the descendants of American slaves, from the grasps of poverty which has rendered us a underclass and has made our civil rights redundant in most cases in the states. Those who are Christian believe that this can be done individually through prayer but in reality we, (DOS) native born blacks are only worth 2.6% of the nations wealth. Half of my people are not worth more than a dollar with a big representation of us having a negative networth. This reality isn’t because of our doing but has everything to do with the consequences of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, reconstruction, and etc. In the world they teach HEAVILY to ignore this reality and to just believe yourself and the sky is the limit. But the reality is that out side of a handful of celebrities and baby boomers out of 43 million black people “native born” we are the poorest in the country. They tell us that everything can save us but God collectively, ‘our attitudes, education, intergration, and even religion and ect. But not demanding that the US government pay us reparations for years of economic abuse and praying to God to make it happen. The largest issue is getting everyone on one according to even admit that we even need reparations. While whites who receive inheritance, legacy, and inner-vivos-transfers of wealth from the benefits of our bondage. We pass down generational poverty from generation to generation while they pass down wealth.

    God is able to heal our people but we have to pray that he can deliver to us the difficult justice of reparations which will make us whole as a people.

    Please teach others about our reality and tell others to pray for our deliverance from the hands of poverty and controlling us from creating any economy for ourselves. We need God but we first need to come together and realize the reality. Let’s have faith for God to do the miraculous when it comes to our deliverance

  11. My mom’s lying lifeless in the hospital, and the word of God in her life is she’d live and she would not die…. This has really flaired up the faith in me

  12. Ann, I am going through a very similar situation and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know exactly how you are feeling and what you are going through. I continue to pray that Gods will will be a path that does not have all this suffering and he will vindicate on our behalf.

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