“Is anything too hard for The Lord?” ~ Genesis 18:14
You know, if someone were to ask me this question, I might tilt my head in confusion. Possibly squint my eyebrows in bewilderment. Or even laugh at the obscurity of the question. Because its God we are talking about, right? And so naturally, of course (and hopefully without much thought), I would like to believe my immediate and almost rehearsed Sunday school answer would be to say, “No! Are you crazy? Nothing is too hard for the Lord.” And maybe yours too? Because once again, its God we are talking about correct? You know the One who formed man out of dirt?
But if I were to be ugly honest with you for just a second, my every day words? My every day actions? My every day idle thoughts? They don’t always reflect my “Sunday school” answer. Because sometimes when I am holding yet another negative pregnancy test, I think and stew over how my condition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is too advanced. It’s too impossible to overcome. I even think back to the moments when someone has asked me why my husband and I don’t have children of our own and I have blurted out or maybe even just thought, “we can’t get pregnant.” And sometimes, on really bad days, when the thoughts of impossibility swarm within my heart like a hurricane, I have found myself lying in bed crying because I am convinced that the problems I am facing are far beyond His reach.
And friend, maybe you are sometimes like me. Maybe you “say” nothing is too hard for the Lord, but when it comes right down to it? When it comes down to you believing “nothing is too hard for the Lord” in regards to your own set of problems? The words you speak, the actions you take, and the thoughts you have? Well, they might say otherwise. And if that’s the case, I want you to know I understand! I get it! Because those feelings you have? We all experience! And those thoughts that steal your hope and water down your faith? We get them too! But you know? Despite them being natural and normal, we have to make an effort to turn away from those feelings when they come. We have to make the choice to cast down those thoughts when they weezle their way into our minds. And we have to make the commitment that no matter what comes against us, no matter what others may say, and no matter what disappointments knock us to our knees, or how many times our prayers appear to go unanswered, we will still choose to grab a hold of the Truth.
The Truth that He is God. He is the Creator of the Universe. The architect of the world. The One who commands the oceans when to stop and instructs the mountains where to form. The One who paints the sky. Calls down the rain. He is the First and the Last. The Beginning and the End. He is your Daddy. And there is nothing your Daddy can’t do.
But you can’t just say it.
You have to believe it.
You have to believe that your finances are not too hard for Him to fix. Your struggle to conceive is not too hard for Him to overcome. Your broken relationship is not too hard for Him to restore. The sickness in your body is not too hard for Him to heal. Your past is not too hard for Him to redeem. Because there is nothing His power cannot touch. His words cannot soothe. His grace cannot change. His love cannot mend. His wisdom cannot solve. And His riches cannot provide.
But I know that some, maybe even you, might be thinking right now…”Yeah, but you don’t know how bad my situation is right now. You don’t know how many disappoints I have been through. You don’t know how many doctors I have seen. How many tests and treatments I have endured. You don’t know the statistics I am facing. You just don’t know!”
And you are absolutely right. I don’t know. And while I do not want to minimize your situation or downplay your heartache, because I have been and still am in your shoes, I want you to hear the heart of your Daddy today. Because He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t change His mind (Numbers 23:19). Therefore when He says, “nothing” is too hard for Him? He means it. He means it even for the problems you might have written off as hopeless and beyond repair. Because for Him, even those impossible situations for man, fall underneath the category of “nothing” for Him.
So rest in that truth today. Go to sleep peacefully tonight knowing that if He can bring life to a 90-year-old barren woman, feed 5,000 with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, calm the wind and the seas with three words, heal lepers, restore sight to the blind, part the Red Sea, and raise people from the dead with just a simple command, then He is most certainly able and willing to solve the impossible problems in your life as well. Because friend, He is still the same God of the bible as He is today. He is still the same God who makes all things possible to those who believe. And He is still the Lord who proclaims and proves that nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for Him to solve.
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