We’ve been studying Genesis for the past several weeks. Each time I read the accounts of Adam and Eve, Noah and Abraham I see God’s hand miraculously working. I see the promises, the covenants, and the fulfillment of those promises, and it gives me hope, even when I’m feeling hopeless. So, despite a world fraught with tragedy, natural disasters, economic upheavals, constant concerns, you and I can exercise faith in God when all seems to be against us. The Bible constantly reminds us that God uses difficult circumstances to show Himself faithful. Abraham and Sarah are listed in Hebrews Chapter 11 as members of the elite group of faith believers who trusted in the word of the Lord. Theirs is one of the “trust standards” for us to learn from and to follow. Just as He promised Abraham and Sarah that they would conceived the “child of promise” in their old age, God is able to do all things according to His divine plan. He knows the thoughts He has towards us, thoughts of good and not evil, to bring us to an expected end. (Jeremiah 29-11-13 paraphrased). He promised Noah he would never again destroy the earth with a flood. He promised Abraham land, nations, a promised child, and blessings. He promised us a Savior. Although, today you and I might be struggling with the cares of this world, God is not. He knows us, and the plans He has for us. He is the Lord our shepherd, and He makes us to lie down in green pastures; besides the still waters, and He will restore our souls. Is there anything too hard for God? God asked Sarah this question when she laughed at the thought of her situation. Has your situation blinded you to the omnipotent, omnipresence, omniscience of God?
Don’t despair. Don’t doubt even for a moment. There is nothing in heaven or on this earth that is too hard for our God. Today, my brothers and sisters trust in the faithfulness of God.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”