Friday, January 21, 2011

Impossible? Never

Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”Genesis 18: 14

What's the most difficult thing you are facing in your life? Is it financial problems, unemployment, a struggling marriage, sickness, a horrific childhood, being a parent, losing a loved one, infertility?

In Genesis 18: 1-15, Abraham and Sarah are senior citizens and during the course of their married life Sarah is unable to give her husband a child. 

Two angels on their way to Sodom and Gomorrah are invited to share a meal in Abraham's house. During the meal, one of the angels told Abraham that a year from now Sarah would have a child. Sarah was inside the tent and when she heard the words of the angel she burst out laughing. She looked at her body, the age of her husband, and laughed because old people do not have babies. Had she been younger then she would have believed them.

When they heard her chuckling behind the tent, they asked the pivotal question: Is anything too hard for the Lord? Does the size of our problems intimidate God? Take your biggest challenge right now and ask yourself, does this problem limit God?

The answer is no. God is creator of everything. Everything owes its existence to the Lord. Nothing is impossible with God:

  • From the dust God created the first humans
  • After 430 years of slavery in Egypt God delivered Israel with a mighty hand and outstretched arm
  • After three days buried in the ground Christ rose from the dead!
Don't limit God's work or plan for your life. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 
Turn this up and sing as loud as you can!

Read through the bible

Psalm 17:1-15
Genesis 18: 1-15
I Chronicles 18-20
Luke 11: 1-36