Is anything too hard for God?

Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai–‘God Almighty’. Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.”

God doesn’t make promises He can’t or won’t keep.  God promised Abraham and Sarah a son.  Even though He delayed, the promise was fulfilled when Sarah gave birth to Isaac.  We have the benefit of biblical examples of God fulfilling promises He made to His people.  Even though Abraham lived his life trusting in God’s faithfulness, he sometimes stumbled.  He and his offspring often made wrong choices just as we do.  They, just like us, often relied on feelings to help them make decisions.

Abraham and Isaac both lied about their wives being their sisters when they felt like their lives were in danger even when God had promised His protection.  Jacob deceived Isaac in order to receive the blessing God had promised to him at birth because he couldn’t see that God had a plan.  Maybe they all thought what they needed was too difficult for God.

We laugh at that notion, but how often do we take matters into our own hands?  Esau sold his birthright because he was hungry.  Acting impulsively causes us to make wrong choices being more concerned about satisfying an immediate desire rather than considering the long-range consequences.  The pressure of the moment can cause us to lose perspective.

In order to keep from jumping headfirst into things, we should pray first.  Through prayer, we can see God’s perspective and get a clear understanding of what He desires for us. If He promises us something, He will follow it through in His time, not ours.  His delay may be a part of our preparation to receive it.

My reading schedule for this week:

January 22    Genesis 30-31

January 23    Genesis 32-34

January 24    Genesis 35-37

January 25    Genesis 38-40

January 26    Genesis 41-42

January 27    Genesis 43-45

January 28    Genesis 46-47

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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