“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
In other words, is there anything that He cannot do? Is anything too wonderful for Him? Is there anything that can keep Him from accomplishing His purposes?
Before you answer too quickly, take a moment to put yourself in Sarah’s place. Sarah’s faith was as strong as yours is. Her confidence in the Lord was as steady as yours is. If you had asked her if she trusted God, she would have said, “Of course I trust God!” That’s probably what you and I would say too.
But when Sarah was told that she would have a son, she laughed. She didn’t fall on her knees and praise God. She didn’t break out into song. She didn’t ponder the news in her heart. No, she laughed. Later, she denied it, of course. But, in fact, she laughed.
And who could blame her? You and I probably would have laughed too. Even today, when we catch a glimpse of what it is that God is attempting to do – and HOW HE IS PLANNING TO DO IT! – we have a hard time keeping down the giggles.
We say that it’s too late – and God says that He hasn’t even noticed the time.
We say that we’re too old – and God reminds us not to forget Sarah.
We say that we’re too young – and God tells us stories of babies who made a difference.
We say that we’re too weak – and God says that He likes to hear that because then we’re in a perfect place to lean on Him.
We say that there’s no way things will ever be different – and God promises that He will have His way no matter what.
Despite her denial, Sarah did laugh. But then she learned a little about God’s unlikely ways.
Is anything too hard for the Lord? No. Nothing at all. It may be unlikely. But with God, it is never impossible.