By Jeffrey Bush
Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. – Genesis 18:14
After God tells Abraham and Sarah that they are going to have a baby, a human impossibility, he looks to them and says, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”I’m sure thoughts were flooding their minds. “Well, of course not, you are God and can do anything, but how are you going to do that, Lord, I mean, she’s old, and I’m old… babies can’t be born to old women… she’s past the time of having babies.” And we seem to think the same thing: of course, God can perform miracles, provide, make something of nothing, touch a heart, move paperwork, and much more… but it sure isn’t going to be easy. So it’s as if we are saying, “Yes, God, we know you can do anything, but we just don’t see how.”
Let us not forget that we are to walk by faith, not by sight (II Cor.5:7). We can’t explain how God can do things, or it wouldn’t be a miracle from God. But God seems to love to work in impossible situations. I have seen God save my family from scary moments and bad situations. I have seen Him keep us safe and give us money when I didn’t know where it would come from. He has overlooked my ignorance and made the situation work out, given me words to say that were not from me, taught me a language, given me abilities that were not from me, opened doors that I could’ve never opened, and see things happen that I couldn’t explain, along with so much more.
And yet, after seeing so many awesome and amazing things, I still sometimes say, “God, I’m not sure that this is going to work out.” But may I, may we, have faith as Abraham who believed the Lord, and it was counted to him for righteousness. May we say, “Yes, God, I know you can perform miracles. Nothing is too hard for you, and you are about to show yourself strong once again.” May not stand in the way by using our simple mind to calculate how this isn’t going to work out, and may we move to the side to watch our great God do a great work! May we not be like some places where the Lord could not do much work because of their unbelief; rather, may we say, “I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (Mark 9:24).
God is looking for people to believe Him and allow Him to work. What if you and I were to give Him our ambitions, dreams, and goals and say, “God, I don’t know how all the pieces fit together, but here’s my life. Do what you want.