“Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son” – Genesis 18:24 (NIV).
Sarah was getting up in the years and yet had no child as she wished. In fact she was now past child bearing age. Then three visitors came to Abraham with a message that she would have a child. “I will surely return to you about this time and Sarah your wife will have a son” ( Gen 18:20). Sarah who was within hearing and all she could do was laugh with doubt. The Lords answer to her skepticism was, “ Is anything too hard” ( Genesis 18:13). The story ends with her indeed bearing Isaac at a very advanced age!
The situation here still applies to us. There could be a particular matter long pressing on our hearts, say a property we want to acquire. As we get up in the years, with our incomes declining, the energy we had as youth ebbing, suddenly we lose hope. For others it is a scholarship. But what we learn from here is that we should never lose hope in our God. With God all things are possible in His good time. Let us never tire in prayer.
Prayer for today: Lord Father, today I pray that I should never give up on any of the promises I have in you.