Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

Read: Genesis 18:9-15

When we struggle to find answers for our present condition, we worry, fret, complain and get disappointed with God. It is very normal to feel that way due to our human nature. The Bible clearly teaches us that “Nothing is hard for our God.” He is able to answer our prayers in His time. If He needs to prepare us, there might be delay in our plans, but not His. Abraham and Sarah were old and waiting for God’s promise to be fulfilled. From a human viewpoint, it was impossible for Sarah to conceive at the age of 90. But with God all things are possible. We have to believe in our heart that all things are possible by God. Abraham and Sarah received their son Isaac in their old age as God promised. God kept His promise that He would multiply Abraham’s descendants as the stars of the sky and the sands on the sea shore (Gen. 12:1-3).


Having Discretion

Read: Proverbs 2:11

Discretion is the ability to focus our mind on sound judgement of what is happening around us. It helps us to choose our words, attitudes and actions carefully to model goodness and righteousness for any given situation, thus avoiding words and actions that would result in adverse consequences. “A good man deals graciously and lends, he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Ps. 112:5).


Looking Into the Future

Read: Hebrews 11:23-29

During the Cold War (1947-1991), it was a time of tension between the world’s superpowers. At that time, Albert Einstein had said, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” The consequences of the choice to fight a nuclear war were clear. Regardless of the motives for making such a choice, the results would be shattering. Unfortunately, we do not always see ahead with such clarity. Sometimes the implications of our choices are hard to anticipate. And sometimes we think only in that precise moment.