Praying, When Things Seem Impossible

Rosalynn LasleyPrayer & FastingLeave a Comment

There’s a situation in my life that seems impossible, and it has for a very long time. There have been many times I’ve revisited the circumstances, to see how I could try and figure things out, but in the end I’ve just been discouraged. This situation is beyond me. I can’t do it on my own. God has to work this out because in my own strength, it’s impossible. 

I’ve spent years trying to figure things out on my own, but it wasn’t until a few months ago I decided to start asking God to do the impossible. I haven’t even told anyone what I’ve been praying for, this has been something between just me, and God. 
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
I John 5:14 NKJV
A few nights ago over dinner, one of my closest friends shared some things she’s been praying for, for me, and one of those things just so happened to be my impossible prayer request. I was completely caught off guard that she had been praying about this situation for me. How did she know this has been on my heart for so many years? I haven’t told anyone, this is something I’ve been praying about. 
Must be a God thing.
Maybe He wanted me to know that it’s not so impossible afterall…
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
Psalms 138:8 ESV
Do you have a situation in your life that feels impossible? Maybe it’s about your health, or your finances. Maybe you’re considering ministry, or a career change. Maybe you’re asking for healing in your marriage, or for God to reach your lost relatives…have you prayed about it? 
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NKJV

In His Love,
*Previously posted July 2016

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About Rosalynn Lasley

I've been happily married to my high school sweetheart more years of my life than believable. It's true what they say, time flies when you're having fun. God has blessed us with 4 children, 3 we have the pleasure of raising, and one waiting for us in Heaven. I have always enjoyed writing but my call to ministry came during some of my most difficult times thus far. Writing for Alaska Christian Women's Ministry helped me start to make sense of all that God has been walking me through, even when sometimes it's messy and painful. I never realized that telling my story, even the ugly parts, could be encouraging to other women until I started writing. It's true that God will make beauty from ashes, you just have to let Him. My writing is often serious, and sometimes heavy in nature, but in real life I'm usually the complete opposite of serious. I LOVE TO LAUGH, and say that humor is my unofficial spiritual gift. I'm fairly awkward when first meeting someone, but if I can make you laugh then I think we'll end up being excellent friends. I'm certain that my husband is the only person on earth that doesn't think I'm all that funny. If I can make him laugh, I'm a happy girl! I have the blessing of serving in the junior high ministry at my local church, and find it such a joy hanging out with those smelly young people, week after week. They bless my heart far more than I could ever bless theirs in the short amount of time we meet each week.

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