Friday 23 October, 2015

Genesis 18:9-15

9 “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “Over there in the tent,” he said. 10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year. Your wife Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old. Sarah was too old to have a baby. 12 So she laughed to herself. She thought, “I’m worn out, and my husband is old. Can I really know the joy of having a baby?” 13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Will I really have a baby, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for me? I will return to you at the appointed time next year. Sarah will have a son.” 15 Sarah was afraid. So she lied and said, “I didn’t laugh.” But the Lord said, “Yes, you laughed.”

Sarah hears the promise that this time next year she would have a child. Her response to the seemingly impossible was to laugh.

My response to my own seemingly impossible situations? I’ve cried, I’ve worried, I’ve stressed and lost plenty of sleep.

What Sarah and I have in common is that we have tried to figure out impossible situations ourselves.

But then the Lord says to us, Sarah, you and I,  “Is ANYTHING too hard for the Lord?” It’s not really a question, it is a statement, a declaration of an unchanging truth, but it is spoken with compassion towards us. It is an invitation to us to look inside ourselves and to answer from deep within our inner most being. Does this truth have root in our hearts rather than our heads. Emotional responses come from the heart. When I stress, worry and cry about something, it is a reminder to me to remind myself that the is nothing to hard for my Lord.

The right response to an impossible situation is worship.

“Nothing Is Impossible”

Through You ,I can do anything, I can do all things,
For it’s You who give me strength, Nothing is impossible
Through You ,Blind eyes are opened, Strongholds are broken,
I am living by faith, Nothing is impossible!

I’m not gonna live by what I see,
I’m not gonna live by what I feel

Deep down I, Know that You’re here with me
I know that, You can do anything

Father, I don’t want to live by what I see, but I want to live with the knowledge deep down inside me that NOTHING is too difficult for you, for THAT is the truth.

Written by Andrew Martin

2 replies
  1. Andrew Mellor says:

    That is a great a all Andrew, worship somehow puts God’s glory, power and faithfulness in the right perspective when doubts prevail. That is a really good idea

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