Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:13-14
I chose to focus on verses 13 and 14 of Genesis Chapter 18 for my devotional because I love how the Lord reminds us once again, who’s in charge. “Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” One word sums up this verse for me; WOW! I love how God in his infinite wisdom reminds Abraham and Sarah that He has it all under control, He has everything planned out, taken care of, and nothing is too hard for Him. Remember those mountains I talked about God moving last week in my devotional? Well friends, He moves mountains on a daily basis.
I don’t believe that anything is too hard for the Lord, but as we talked about last week, not everything is His will for the answer to be YES. Sometimes He has something better planned for us or He chooses to use our gifts in another way. We may think we are called to be a missionary but for the Lord, our mission field is serving as an elementary school teacher. We may think we are called to climb the corporate ladder, but God’s plan is for you to stay home with your three young children.
I’m reminded of some other favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” I pray that we can focus on these verses this week and remember that nothing is too hard for the Lord, that our Everlasting Father has you and the whole world in His hands.
Oh Great God, You Lord are absolutely incredible. We know that nothing is too hard for You and we pray for the faith to put our hope and trust in You. Lead, guide, and strengthen us to do Your will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.