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Nothing Is Too Hard For God
By Brian Price 8/13/2012

"1 And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." - Genesis 18:1-14

We read here in Genesis chapter 18 about how God made a special visit to Abraham and Sarah when they dwelt in the plains of Mamre. God had told Abraham in the chapters preceding chapter 18 that he would indeed give him a son. In chapter 17, Abraham laughed when God told him that he would give him Isaac. Here in chapter 18, we read that Sarah laughed, and responded in the very same way - in unbelief.

But notice what God's response was to their unbelief. "13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."

In the eyes of Abraham and Sarah, the thought of a child being born to a 100 year old man and a ninety year old woman seemed impossible. In the eyes of God, the thought of a child being born to a couple of that age seemed like a little task.

Nothing is too hard for God.

You know, we tend to think that God is unable to provide for our needs, or to grant us our requests. Perhaps we think that our request is too big for God to grant. But its not.

A certain leprous man in the gospel of Matthew didn't think his request was too big for God.

The Bible says in Matthew chapter 8, "1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."

The leprous man here knew that if there was anyone who could take care of his problem, it was Jesus. No doctor on this planet could heal that man. But Jesus could. Jesus could do anything.

For God, leprosy was a foe that stood at 5 feet 2 inches tall, and 130 lbs. And here God is starring leprosy down, standing at 10 thousand feet tall, laughing at this insignificant foe called leprosy.

For Abraham and Sarah, a barren womb stood in their path, threatening a lifetime of resentment and regret. But God showed up and flexed his muscles, and declared that the barren womb was no match for his power.

Is anything too hard for the LORD?

You know I think that people just don't believe that God can actually do anything, much less anything hard. One major obstacle people think cannot be overcome is temptation.

When temptation shows up, he's an ugly brute. He roars with a voice that can be heard a mile away. No one dares to resist temptation, lest if they do, pleasure will not be attained.

Yet we read in the scriptures, "1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,

3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;

4 For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you." - Deuteronomy 20:1-4

Temptation is no match for God. He gives grace and mercy in time of need. He causes his people to walk in his statutes. He orders our steps in his word, that no iniquity may have dominion over us. Temptation is a defeated foe. And the tempter too.

Nothing is too hard for God.

No obstacle is too large for God to overcome. No foe is too tough for God to defeat. No disease is too strong for God to heal. There is no prodigal son too wayward for God to restore. No womb is too barren for God to fill. No famine is too hard for God to provide. There is nothing, no, not anything too hard for God.

Jeremiah 32:27 says, "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?"

Mark 10:26-27 says, "And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."

Job 42:1-2 says, "1 Then Job answered the Lord, and said,

2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee."

Matthew 21:22 says, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

The only thing that is impossible for God is for GOd to lie. God cannot lie. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think.

When we laugh at God, we doubt his power. When we refuse to make supplication to God, we forget he hears. When we don't listen to his promises to grant us our requests, we trust in ourselves instead of the living God. All of these things that we do is sin, and we need to remember that our God is in control. The Bible says that the deceived and the deceiver are his. We need to remember that God is the ruler of this universe, and the laws of physics do not apply to him. He created the laws of physics.

If God said, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed," then that means he is more powerful than sin. Sin is powerless against the Son of God. He can, no, he will set us free from the bondage of sin and death if we will just believe him to do it. If we just trust him and ask him to do it, he will do it.

There is nothing too hard for God.

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