A Hopeful Heart
As the New Year has kicked off, I’ve decided to do the “Eat this Book” Bible plan on YouVersion. I don’t know how many times I have read Genesis, but I found myself reading and not even really paying attention. All of a sudden, something in Genesis 18:11-14 jumped off the page at me. It was as if God was highlighting something, not just for me, but what I feel the Lord’s heart is for all of our women this year.
“Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; it had ceased to be with Sarah as with [young] women. [She was past the age of childbearing]. Therefore Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord (husband), being old also? And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old? Is anything too hard or too wonderful [a]for the Lord?” – Genesis 18:11-14(AMP)
I love this passage because it is obvious Sarah was well past her childbearing years. But God was essentially saying, even this is not too hard for me to do something amazing in your life. In the physical, so often, circumstances may say otherwise.
Maybe you are like Sarah, believing God to have a child and all the physical circumstances have said otherwise. Maybe you are trying to believe God for the “One”, or a new job, or for a family member’s salvation. Maybe you are like me and you have been disappointed before. Now you are struggling to believe God that the outcome will be different this time, even though the circumstances feel very similar.
I felt God speaking to me so gently, “Just remember, Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord?” Sometimes you just have to make the choice to look at your life and your circumstances, not with your natural eyes, but with your supernatural eyes. As you do, you will find it is a lot
easier to believe God is going to do something significant in your life.
Is there an area in your life that you’ve been holding onto, that you’ve essentially said is too hard or too wonderful for the Lord?