The #1 post here at Counting My Blessings by far is – 5 Verses to Pray When You Need God to Do the Impossible.
The truth is people are facing seemingly impossible circumstances every day. Here are just some of the comments I’ve received on that post from the past year…
♥ My dear cousin passed away just 5 days ago due to Covid19. Now, both my nephew and I have the symptoms.
♥ My husband needs healing for his kidney (waiting for a donor), needs healing for his pancreas, and heart( had open heart surgery) our marriage is not in the best shape, we lost our home.
♥ I have been harassed and persecuted on my job.
♥ My family is in the dark pit of poverty.
♥ I need God to heal me emotionally.
♥ I’m in a horribly abusive situation.
♥ I had a brain aneurysm and I can’t stop worrying about my health.
♥ I have stage 4 cancer that has no cure.
♥ My daughter longs for a child.
♥ My friend has experienced a difficult life with mental health, alcoholism and drug issues.
♥ My child has a Major Depressive Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
You may be someone who is hurting and looking straight at some situation that feels more than impossible. You don’t know what to do or where to turn.
You’ve cried until your tears have dried up and prayed until you’ve run out of words. You need help.
I wrote something in that first “impossible” post a year and a half ago that I still believe as I pray for the “impossible” today…
I’m not only asking God to do the impossible … I’m believing that He CAN DO the IMPOSSIBLE! Even though I’ve asked Him [to do the impossible] a thousand times before, I’m confident He will hear my prayer and respond in love!
So, I’m going to God’s Word and turning to Him in prayer and I’d love for you to join me. Because there is no better place in the world to take our impossible circumstances than the throne room of the God who is victorious, sovereign, and love . . . the One for whom all things are possible.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”Mark 10:27
5 More Verses to Pray When You Need God to Do the Impossible
Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to Him for protection.Proverbs 30:5
Father, when I read these words, I feel like the father who honestly said to Jesus, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) I believe Your promises. I believe You are able to do the impossible. I believe You are overflowing with grace, mercy, and love. I believe You are full of compassion and that You are my the One who is my shield and protection.
I need You. What I am facing today is harder than it feels like I can endure. My heart and my head hurt. My emotions are overloaded and I’m tired. I come to You with all the faith I have, to ask You please help me.
Lord, I place my hope in You.
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”Deuteronomy 31:8
Father, thank you for Your promise to be with me. Please make me ever aware of Your presence. You said to Joshua, “I will be with you . . . I will not fail you or abandon you.” (Joshua 1:5) And I believe that it is a promise You make to Your children who love and trust You.
Honestly, I am afraid and discouraged. This “impossible” situation feels like too much to endure. I need to remember that You are going before me. I need to know You are always with me in every high and every low. I need to believe that You will not fail me.
You have given me everything I need. Through Jesus, You have already won the victory over sin, death, and the power of the devil. Through Your Spirit, You give me faith, hope, and love. By Your grace, I will proclaim with David, “I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.” (Psalm 31:7)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1
Father, You spoke and the universe was formed. You spoke and life began. By Your design, You made substance and beauty with order and perfection. You are God Almighty! You are Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. You made all things and maintain all things.
Nothing is too big for you to accomplish and nothing is too small for you to care. Please be with me through this seemingly impossible situation. I’m frightened about the future . . . be my peace. I’m in pain . . . be my strength. I’m frustrated and angry . . . be my comfort. You know what I need. I will place my hope in You because when You speak, Your will is accomplished.
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.Isaiah 43:1b–3a
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
Father, I know you spoke these words for the Children of Israel; yet, I have experienced their truth in my life as well. You have made me Your own through Jesus’ sacrifice and the power of the Holy Spirit who gives me all I need to love and trust You.
You are always with me, no matter what I am going through. You hold me as I go through deep waters giving me the strength I need to keep going. You protect me, heart and soul, when I am overwhelmed with life’s burdens. You are my Lord and Savior.
Father, I need You! This struggle I’m facing feels impossible. Sometimes it feels like I’m drowning in this painful situation. Please help me! I believe you are able to do the impossible. I believe You always do what is best. I trust Your will and humbly pray . . . “as you wish.”
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:39
Father, Please help me turn my focus from my current problems to Your perfect unfailing lasting love. Nothing can remove me from Your love . . . not even this thing that feels impossible. I am forever and always secure in Your care. Whatever You allow . . . You promise to give me everything I need (Luke 12:31), to never leave me or forsake me (John 14:16), and to give me the strength I need in all circumstances (Philippians 4:13).
Thank you, Lord! I love You. I trust Your will. Please help me by Your grace, that my life might give You glory. Amen.
Friend, I am sorry you are facing the “impossible.”
Please know, I’ve been there. In fact, even now I have prayers that can seem “impossible” because I have prayed them for so very long. But there is something I know for sure . . . part of God doing the “impossible” is the work He has done in my heart and mind, the way He has changed me even though He hasn’t chosen to change my circumstances so I continue to pray the following two verses.
Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me.Isaiah 46:9
“I know that You can do anything,Job 42:2,5
and no one can stop you.
I had only heard about You before,
but now I have seen You with my own eyes.
I’m praying for you today and asking God to give you everything you need that you might know His loving presence and see Him with your own eyes. God bless you!
Thank you so much for joining me today.
And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.
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