Today’s devotion is about a revelation I had with God when I was going through a personal struggle with our finances. Let it speak to you and bring you hope as you face those “impossibles” that come to steal and destroy your faith and hope. See that the impossibles you think you face,  are not the giants you think they are. 


I was in the shower crying out to Him, asking Him what I should do because I was struggling with that feeling that likes to come and overwhelm you with an “it’s impossible” feeling. That deep despair you feel when all the details of the situation create a huge blockade that you can’t see your way around or through.

As I was caught by all the details and crying out to God, He said “That is not what is making you FEEL things are impossible. It’s your inability to believe and the inability to overcome the fear that is the cause of the feelings. NOT the situation you are in.”


He is so right. It’s NOT the situation our spouses are in.

It’s NOT the divorce. It’s NOT the words they said, what they think, feel, or believe.

BUT OUR feelings of fear caused by what they have chosen. OUR feelings from unbelief that their situation created, not the situation itself.  That is what creates a loss of hope and steals our faith.

For we know:

 “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

Fear affects if we can believe. Impossibles don’t come from the situation, the facts. Just what we BELIEVE about it. FEAR comes from our hidden beliefs.

We all know nothing they are trapped in is impossible for God to set them free from. So why do we struggle with feeling the situation is hopeless and impossible?

“It’s impossible” feelings are a reaction to our inability to trust God, walk in faith, BELIEVE, and have confidence in Him, NOT from the snare itself. And our inability comes from lack of knowledge because we just have not experienced Him in ways that produced that knowledge………YET!

“Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You! Jeremiah 32:17

When I look at my finances, I am surrounded by FEAR that I am not going to be able to make a difference and help my husband. FEAR of letting my husband down and making him resent me. Fear because I lack confidence in myself. It has nothing to do with my husband’s hours being cut, or the fact that they are tripling the cost of our health insurance. Sure, I have been looking at ALL that is the reason for feeling helpless and hopeless, but that is not what is creating that. It’s my own fear of being unable to figure it out and solve how to help. THAT is what is creating my feelings of “this is impossible”

How many times have we said “I won’t be able to handle that if my spouse marries? Has a baby. I just won’t be able to bear it.” THAT IS what creates the impossible. Not the fact they married, not the fact that they divorced, got pregnant. The fact that we are AFRAID that we can’t handle it. That we lack the belief that God can do the impossible in our hearts and help us through.

But as time goes on, as we come to really gain that knowledge that comes through experiencing Him, we will start to face each situation differently without the feelings of “it’s impossible” overwhelming us, because our belief in Him will rise up and guard us against that.


Unbelief is what creates the “impossible” lie. NOT the actual situation!

Standing with you, 
Sheila Hollinger