IS THERE ANYTHING TOO DIFFICULT FOR GOD?
While Abraham was resting at his tent door in the heat of the day, three men appeared to him, and one of them was the LORD. (The LORD appeared to him in a human form). The LORD told him that his wife would bear a child at the same time next year. Abraham was 99 years old, and Sarah was 89 years old at this time. Sarah was listening to the conversation while she was inside the tent, and she laughed when she heard that she was going to have a son next year because they were both past childbearing. In both of their mind, they couldn't have a child because of their age and the condition of their bodies. However, the LORD was determined to fulfill His promise to Abraham that he would have great descendants that would eventually become a great nation.
Sure enough, in the following year, Sarah conceived Isaac when she was 90 years old, and Abraham was 100 years old. When Abraham was doubting about having a son, God said, "Is anything too difficult for the LORD? at the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son." (Genesis 17). God waited for Abraham and Sarah to be past childbearing because God wanted both of them to understand that it was not their abilities and strength to fulfill God's promise, but God Himself would accomplish it.
There are times we doubt if we are going to make it in life because of all the difficult circumstances that we are facing, or we doubt our salvation and God's love towards us. We have to remind ourselves that God is a miracle maker, and nothing is too difficult for him. God is faithful to all His promises to us. God said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5). His love towards us is unconditional, and whether we are obedient, doubting, or even in sin, He still loves us. Look at Abraham. He was obedient to follow God, but he doubted God's promises and committed sin, yet God was still faithful to fulfill His promise to him. Let us rest in God's faithfulness in our lives. God will accomplish all His promises to us (Philippians 1:6).
Ask yourself these questions: Do I believe that God is faithful in my life? What does it mean God is faithful? Do I believe that God will carry me to the end even when I ran out of strength or fell into sin?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for your faithfulness in my life. You know everything about me and know my heart. There is nothing hidden from you, and yet You remain faithful to me. Thank you that I am secure in you. Please help me to continue to grow in knowing and understanding your faithfulness and unconditional love. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.