“For human beings, it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” Mark 10:27
Have you presented a petition to God recently that seemed impossible for anyone and everyone, maybe even for Him? And did you ask anyway, in full faith, expecting to be answered?
This is a key point of our faith, which is often overlooked, as we seek scientific proof for every extraordinary occurrence and we won’t believe if we can’t see it and explain how it happened.
And yet, this is not what He tells us. He encourages us to ask when we need something and to believe we have received what we have asked for. And then our world scoffs at such folly and foolishness. It tells us not to believe what we cannot see, touch, hear, smell and experience with our senses. And yet, He tells us to ask in full faith, expecting we will be answered.
I know there are instances of praying for someone to be healed, or for someone to be safe, and our prayers have not been answered. And when this happens, we believe that what did happen was the Will of God, which we do not always understand. Did we give our children everything they asked for? Certainly not, if we believed what they requested would be harmful to them. So the first step is to align our will with God’s Will and then make our request from a posture of humility and gentleness, realizing how great our God is.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 extension 718.