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Lord, you are Invincible
Inimitable
Imminent.

You are Immanuel, God with us.

You are the great I am.

You are Immutable—in this ever-changing world, how great it is to know that you stay the same.

You forgive us for our Iniquities.

Nothing is Impossible with you.

God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob— has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.” (Ex. 3:14-15)

Lord, thank you for the Inheritance that is ours because we are your children.

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. (Eph. 1:11 NKJV)

Impossible is kind of a sad word, isn’t it? “He’s impossible.”

“My job is impossible.” “It’s impossible for me to get a job because I’ve been looking for so long.” “My debts are impossible. I’ll never be able to pay them off.” “My marriage is impossible.”

For us, difficulties can seem insurmountable—impossible. We don’t see how we can dig ourselves out of a hole we’ve gotten into, whether by our own doing or not. We see no light at the end of the tunnel, even the headlights of an oncoming train. Life is glum and gloomy.

As Christians, can we just snap our fingers and our problems magically go away? You know better than that, and so do I. Problems are real and they are challenging and sometimes heartbreaking. They are stressful. They can make relationships difficult and they can affect our physical and mental health. Problems are real.

But our God, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, who raised people from the dead, who restored sight to the blind, and who gave his very life to save us—our God can help and wants to. Nothing is impossible for him. Nothing is beyond his ability.

Jesus said, “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matt. 21:22 NASB).

For me, it’s the “believing” part that is hard. But when I do it, God always comes through, maybe not in the way I expected, but he does respond to requests made in faith.

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by Barbara Kois

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Barbara Kois is a freelance writer, editor, author coach, and corporate communication consultant. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, and her family moved to Clifton, New Jersey, and then to Illinois while she was growing up. She has three grown children. She has written or co-written eight books.

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Martin Wiles is a minister, author, and freelance editor currently living in Greenwood, SC, and is the founder of Love Lines from God. He is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions (www.christiandevotions.us) and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.

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