Luke 18:27 - Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
A task lays before you. It seems as if there is no way that it can be done. Your chronic pain or illness makes it seem that way.
After all, how can anyone expect you, in the condition you’re in, to complete it?
It looms in front of you cutting off all light upon your world. You try to move to the left and then the right to go around the impossible, but you can’t seem to be able to move that way. Your neck or back was fused during surgery on a disk, making it impossible.
It looms in front of you. You try to climb over the top of the impossible. Then you try to crawl under it. But neither way can be achieved.
You pull a ladder out of the garage thinking to yourself, “Aha. I’m going to get past you this time you impossible task.” But even after you climb to the top of the ladder on trembling legs, the ladder isn’t tall enough.
You pull a shovel out of the garage this time thinking that you can dig under the impossible and you’ll be able to escape it. But the ground is too hard. Someone poured cement over it.
Is there no hope for you? Yes, there is – You can reach out for help beyond yourself. You can ask a friend to lend their strength, their knowhow, their encouragement, and their courage.
Now, let’s take a look at that impossible task. Whichever way you try, whether around, over the top, or under you’re able to complete it. Piece-by-piece, with someone else there with you, it’s no longer impossible.
Do you ever face what feels like “the impossible”? I think we all do, whether we’re in pain or sick, at one time or another in our lives. Yet, with the person in pain that impossibility lays before us every day. Sometimes every moment.
It doesn’t matter if the task is small or large, “impossible” can describe them both.
Take a look at a few more ways that the impossible can be accomplished, whether you’re sick, hurting or well, from inc.com in their article, “11 Steps to Achieving Impossible Goals.”
Remember, God can use the help of a friend, or any of the ways above to finish your impossible task. You see, God has the power to take apart that “impossible” by removing the “im” and turning it into possible.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.