4 Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Genesis 18:14

The question is rhetorical, of course. Is anything to too hard for the Lord? The answer of course is, no. There is nothing our God can’t do. A crucial question that isn’t rhetorical is, do we believe it? Do we believe that God is able to (__Fill in the Blank__)? Our life and outlook change when we realize that there is nothing we can put in the blank that is beyond God’s authority and control.

So, what’s your blank? What’s the thing that you need to trust God for? As a husband, I’m trusting God for my marriage. As a dad, I’m trusting God for my boys. As a pastor, I’m trusting God for all the wonderful things He’s doing at our church. As a leader in GCC, I’m trusting God for all the churches in our network. As a friend, I’m trusting God to bless Pastor Ed as He transitions to Mission Church Myerstown. As a preacher of God’s Word, I’m trusting God for this week’s message. Wow! Typing these sentences is good for my soul. I’ve got more sentences that I could type, but it’s powerful to state what I’m trusting God for and to believe that in all of these matters my God is able. Nothing will ever be too hard for Him.

These are some of my blanks, but what about you? Would you take some time to complete your sentences? Write them down. Read them back to yourself. Pray and tell the Lord what you are trusting Him for. And then praise Him for being an all-powerful God.

Speaking of being all-powerful, this week’s sermon is entitled, “Echoes of Power.” To prepare for Sunday, take some time to read Genesis 17-18:15 and take note of God’s power and grace. It’s likely there will be aspects of this passage that are familiar. As you read, note how personal and tender the Lord is towards Abram and Sarai or should I say Abraham and Sarah? In all of their waiting, they are learning that nothing is too hard for the Lord. Are you learning the same?

Take some time to listen to the worship set to prepare your heart.


Love you Church,

Jerry Lingenfelter
Senior Pastor