Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
God gave Abraham and Sarah a promise that they would have a son in their old age. Everything in the natural as far as their physical age and personal circumstances seemed impossible. Sarah even laughed in the face of God, saying “how is that going to be possible?” Maybe you have not laughed in the face of God when His promises for you have not yet come to pass, but are you working on your own circumstances? I call it helping God, trying to make it happen for yourself. You ask God for something in prayer maybe to change a loved one or a child, but then you start working on the issue yourself trying to make it happen when the change you want to see is not obvious yet.
Faith is trusting God and having confidence in His character. What God has promised He is able to also deliver. God doesn’t need your help. He wants to take all the credit for everything in your life. There is always a part of the flesh that finds waiting unbearable. This impatience gets you to do your own thing or get involved in God’s working in order to expedite the prayer request. Sarah made it happen by getting Hagar her maid to have a child with her husband. They got a son Ismael alright but that was not the plan of God. The rest they say is history but in fact it wasn’t history and continues to be a very present issue.There are complications that arise when you make it happen without waiting on God. The Psalmist says “my times are in your hands”. God has got your number He heard you the first time you asked Him. Your part is to trust that He loves you enough and will do it. He is all-powerful and nothing is too hard for Him. In His wisdom, God knows exactly when to bring the manifestation into your life.
God is able. You have to trust Him with everything and anything you have placed in His hands. Whatever you do don’t make it happen yourself, let God perform it and take all the glory.
Meditation & Reflection
Psalm 31:15, 24