Monday through Friday with People of Faith: Day 20/260: Abraham and Sarah

Read Genesis 18:1-15

Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

What a mighty God we serve! Abraham and Sarah were old, but God promised to bless them with a son. The previous chapter says that “Abraham fell on his face and laughed” when he was told that Sarah would bear a child (Genesis 17:17). In the current chapter, Sarah laughs when she overheard her husband and the three men speaking. Despite the fact that Sarah was ninety years old and “had passed the age of childbearing,” God would indeed bless them with a child.

Man has a tendency to mock the unlimited, infinite power of God because we have such limited, finite minds. We need to understand that God will do whatever God wants to do; man’s inability to fully comprehend His power will not stop the Lord. Paul touches on this in his letter to the church in Ephesus, writing, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Do you want the church to be blessed and grow? Fervently pray about it and faithfully work toward it and watch God do even more than you imagined! Do you want your family to be strengthened in spiritual matters? Humbly pray and obediently submit to His Word and watch God make you stronger than you thought you could be! Alone we may be weak, but if we are working with God, nothing is impossible!

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” This is the question posed to Sarah after laughing at the suggestion that she would bear a child. It is a rhetorical question! Of course, nothing is too hard for the Lord! He said, “At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (Genesis 18:14).

Don’t doubt God; nothing is too hard for the Lord. Work with Him, according to His will, and you can say (as did Paul), “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

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