Is anything too difficult for the LORD? —Genesis 18:14

            Sarah was barren.  God told Abraham that Sarah would have a child.  When hearing this “Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 

            I remember telling this historical story to my neighbors.  They were both in their late 80’s at the time.  How the wife laughed when hearing that a woman Sarah’s age and barren would have a child!  But when God is in it nothing is “too difficult for the Lord.”

            God’s plans through the ages have been carried out exactly as He has planned.  So, what is your problem?  Will you trust God to work in and through it to accomplish His desires?  Sometimes, many times, we might think we know better than God and think we know what God should do in a situation.  But do we approach the situation, the “problem” with the intent for Him to be glorified or is it more for our benefit alone?  Let’s face it.  Many time we would write the script differently if the pen of life was in our hands.

            Your situation is not “too difficult for the Lord.”  He will accomplish what He desires in and through your life.  Don’t compare your life to another thinking you would rather have their situation.  God has a “race set out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).  This is be our focus.  We are to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.  He is the perfecter, the finisher, the completer of our faith.  Let us trust Him for what He is doing— “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (II Corinthians 4:17).  People like to know the “end of the story” and will many times go to the end of the book to see how things end.  They just can’t wait to find out.  Well, these difficulties “are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”  We know the end result of these “momentary troubles.”  Momentary when compared to eternity.  Momentary troubles when we consider the eternal glory ahead.  Don’t get discouraged.  God is at work.  Trust Him and look forward to being with Him where no more troubles will ever… ever be!

Dear Father, I am so grateful to know I can trust You in and through any problems that may come my way.  I stand by Your truth that You are working through all things for good to those who love You and are called according to Your purposes.  Yes, according to Your purposes.  I can fully trust You and may I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it!

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