When You Need to Know… Nothing Is Too Hard for God
I’ll admit it…
I get discouraged sometimes. Like you, I have a few things I’ve prayed about for YEARS and the wait continues.
Most of the time I can just keep praying them with a kind of “it is what it is” attitude … my way to trying to be okay with the situation. But other times, waiting is hard and I wonder if I should just quit bombarding the gates of heaven with this prayer.
It’s not that I don’t believe God is able but there are other people involved and well, people have free will.
I read these words the other day…
“Is anything too hard for the Lord.”Genesis 18:14
The Lord spoke those words to Abraham.
Because Abraham had begun to wonder … to quit hoping.
Can you blame him? I sure can’t.
He was almost one hundred years old and Sarah was almost ninety when the Lord visited them and told them they were about to finally have the son they had been promised decades earlier.
Yep, Abraham questioned and Sarah laughed. I probably would have done the same.
And the Lord replied, “Is anything too hard for the Lord.”
Then look at the account of Jeremiah…
God told Jeremiah to buy a field just north of Jerusalem and Jeremiah obeyed but he also questioned…
O Sovereign Lord, you have told me to buy the field—paying good money for it before these witnesses—even though the city will soon be handed over to the Babylonians.Jeremiah 32:25
God told Jeremiah to buy the field as a promise that He would bring the people home after 70 years.
Imagine God asking you to buy a home in an area that He has also told you is about to be captured and almost all of the people including you are going to be taken captive and hauled away to another country.
You might be wondering … WHY?
Seriously, even if some of the people
You might even
And that’s okay. Look at God’s patient loving reply…
“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?“Jeremiah 32:27
What Sarah, Abraham, and Jeremiah learned is the answer to that question is always…
Nothing is too hard for God!
Abraham and Sarah had a son and God’s people returned home.
But throughout those decades of waiting, I would imagine there were many times when they wondered if they’d heard God right, times when they began to doubt, and even times when hope began to fade.
Maybe you can relate.
Maybe like me, you have something or several somethings, you’ve prayed about for years … even decades. The wait is long and hard … possibly even painful. You’re discouraged and even starting to question if you should be crying out to God day after day after day.
Today, I’m hear to remind you and me because truthfully, I need to hear it too…
Nothing is too hard for God!
Nothing! Absolutely nothing!
Your broken relationship is not too hard for God.
Your illness is not too hard for God.
Your loneliness is not too hard for God.
Your broken heart is not too hard for God.
Your doubts are not too hard for God.
Your longings are not too hard for God.
Nothing is too hard for Him!
But in all honesty, waiting is hard. So, I’m grabbing hold of verses to hold close when the wait is hard, when my heart heavy and when doubt creeps in because God’s Word tells us exactly what to do in those moments.
Never stop praying.1 Thessalonians 5:17
Jesus told a story to teach His disciples this lesson.
Jesus told His disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.Luke 18:1
He went on to tell about a widow who goes to a judge night and day pleading with him to rule in her favor over a dispute with her enemy. And he finally does…
You and I can be persistent in our prayers.
The Life Application Bible Notes describe persistent prayer this way…
Constant prayer means keeping our requests continually before God as we live for Him day by day believing He will answer. Then live by faith and don’t give up. God may delay answering but His delays always have good reasons. And as we persist in prayer, we grow in character, faith, and hope. (LAB notes for Luke 18:1)
Remember, Jesus also said…
All things are possible with God!Mark 10:27
I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.Luke 11:9
And Paul wrote…
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to HisEphesians 3:20–21
powerthat is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen
Paul, the one who was persecuted, stoned, beaten, whipped, and imprisoned.
And what does he say about hope?
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations.Romans 4:18
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.Romans 12:12
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.Romans 15:4
And the writer of Hebrews wrote…
This High Priest [Jesus] of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.Hebrews 4:15-16
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep HisHebrews 10:23
Friend, even while you and I wait. Even when we get discouraged and feel like giving up … God is faithful to give us what we need.
And I don’t know about you, but what I need is…
Faith to trust that God is doing what is best even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Forgiveness when I fall short of His will for me.
Hope to never give up.
Peace to calm me when life overwhelms me.
Patience to remain persistent in prayer.
Strength to keep doing what He calls me to do each day.
Wisdom to know His will and make godly decisions.
Comfort to get me out of bed when my heart hurts.
Guidance to know His will.
Courage to face the day when I want to hide in bed.
Love to give back to Him and give to others.
Jesus, all I need today and eternally.
You, Lord, are all I have, and You give me all I need; my future is in Your hands.Psalm 16:5
And Paul wrote…
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His2 Corinthians 1:20
I know waiting with hope is hard. And some days I too, take my eyes off Jesus and stare straight at the circumstances that are unchanged. Yes, I wonder if I should just give up and stop bothering God with the same old plea.
But then … I stop and I reread Jesus’ words about persistent prayer and I remember that He sometimes allows me to wait because He is busy working on my heart.
And as He works on my heart I will continue to pray the words of Jeremiah…
“O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by Your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for You!”Jeremiah 32:17
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Thank you so much for your always words of encouragement. Keep on doing the wonderful work and may God bless you. Hope one day in heaven we shall meet and I will thank you in person
Bally, Your comment made my day! What a day that will be when we all stand together in God’s presence! And my friend, no thanks will be needed. I am humbled that God allows me to tell others about all He has done for me. I pray each day that God will give me the words He wants me to write, send them where He wants them to go, and use them for His glory! I am so encouraged that they blessed you! God bless you!
What an encouragement! Its so easy to get wrapped up in our circumstances, but to remember nothing is too hard for God, that makes all the difference! Thank you!
Thank you, Aryn! You’re right! HE DOES make all the difference! Now to faithfully remember to keep my focus on Him! Blessings!!
I so look forward to your posts Deb; they always help me so much. Just know that your ministry has given me hope and I can’t say thank you enough.
Oh my, Angela, thank you so much for your kind encouragement! I feel so very blessed that God allows me to do this and then sends me wonderful encouragers like you! Praying you have a beautifully blessed week!
Thank you so much for this post. It reminds me that I need to be consistent and remember that things are in God’s hands and not mine.
Thank you, Anita! I need God’s reminders too! In fact, God typically leads me to write about the things He knows I need. I’m so very glad it blessed you too! Praying you enjoy a beautiful week!
I needed to be reminded of this….NOTHING is too hard for God! I kept repeating these words over and over because I needed them to saturate my soul. Thanks so much for this post Deb!!
Thank you, Lureta! Me too! Absolutely nothing is too hard for God! Whatever and whenever … He is sovereign! Blessings and prayers!
Yes and Amen!
Thank you for this powerful and timely message!
Wonderful reminders and encouragement to persist in prayer, hope, trust and faith!
Thank you and God bless you mightily!
Thank you, Jennifer! I am so blessed by your kind encouragement! God bless you as well!!
Such amazing inspiration here today, Deb! May we always remember, even when we are in those painful times of waiting, that nothing is impossible for God. We simply must continue to hope and pray.
Oh, thank you, Martha! That is my prayer … that I won’t take my focus on the Lord when the wait gets long and the problem seems large! Blessings to you, my friend!
Thank you so much for this post. It means a lot for me. Never stop praying, all things are possible with God.
Thank you, Sisca, for stopping by and for leaving your kind word of encouragement. God bless you!
I really look forward to waking each morning and reading your posts.
For some reason…they always seem to hit home for me.
I have thanked God a couple times for blessing you with this ability to spread his message as you do. God’s continued blessing on your ministry that is touching the lives and hearts of so many people.
Thank you so much, Molly! I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement. I feel so blessed to be able to share my faith and encourage others. May God bless you as you live for Him.
Thanks for these reminders of how God always comes through. I sometimes feel like there are some things I should just stop praying but God is neither annoyed nor intimidated by my repeated prayers. Beautiful verses and stories of promises fulfilled.
Yes, from time to time I lose hope that anything will change. Thank you for the reminder “Nothing is Too Hard for God.” I am choosing your post to feature this Friday on Grace & Truth Christian Link-Up. Thank you for linking up with us. Maree
Oh, Maree, thank you so much! You sure do bless me! Blessings and hugs!
Yes, yes and yes! I haven’t prayed for the big things in a long time. Some days I think God already knows, so why pray anymore. Thank you for the reminder!
Hi there..this is Anne from Barbados…Tjis messageis just what I needed. I have accepted alot of things in my life but telling myself that “this is my lot…I don’t deserve better and I’ve stopped praying about situations. But as I read your post I realize that God has been looking out for me and feeling my heartaches….God is good and I need the strength to keep trusting and holding onto to Him forever. Thanks again sis.
Father Lord please let the impossibilities be possible in Jesus name. I’ve worked almost the my entire days of my life but i do not have nothing. I failed to build my wife and children house. Right now i cannot manage to take my Child to University or College even after he performed well. Please heavenly Father touch someone’s heart , please do your miracle of impossible to be possible in my life. Please heal my body with my wife and cleanse our blood with my wife with Jesus blood to be renewed. Please provide us with my Family a house , a financial break through , Remove all debts that are hanging in my life that is hindering my prosperity. Please Lord may it be a year of open doors for me as it was declared by your prophets. May their prophecy of deliverance , breakthrough and prosperity be my potion in Jesus name amen. and amen.
Thanks dear, you really inspired me today. The tough gets going as the going get tough but yea nothing is impossible for God.. .thank you.. . Keep reminding me of these all the time.
Thank you, Emmanuel! God bless you!
Thank you for the blog on nothing is too hard for God. I needed your and God’s encouraging words. God bless you.
I need prayer! I feel so discouraged right now! I applied for a teaching pre-K position at two different districts and I found out today that those positions have been filled! I’m so disappointed ???? please pray that God can do the impossible although I have been told that they have hired those teachers, I feel that God can still do anything he wants, because he is God!
I am so sorry, Delia! I am praying and asking God to fill you with His hope and guide you to the perfect teaching position He has prepared for you! God bless you!
i thank the Almighty father for this its really great.what i ask first is to ask God i stand in prayer and also becoming a prayerful christian.
i appreciate and be blessed
May God bless you and encourage you with His love. I’m praying for you!
Thank you for your prayers and scriptures. They are truly a blessing in a time of need.
I’m so glad it blessed you, Robin. I’m pausing to pray for you! God be with you and bless you!
Thank you very much for the words of encouragement. Indeed nothing is to hard for God. If we can understand this word to carry His cross and follow Him meant.We are living in two world,spiritual and physical.Amen
Thank you so much for your encouragement. God bless you!
Praise The Lord,
Pray my financial lacking to cease immediately,
I am not able to pay my EMI of housing loan this month , please pray for my God to make a way for paying it now if not on time, otherwise my wife will be angry on me, she will be worried , stressed . Please pray.
Pray for my wife’s neck pain, back pain, and not able to sleep peacefully , also worried about not paying the EMI of the home loan.
Clearing of all my debts here in Bahrain & India,
To remove account block by the Central Bank of Bahrain a, as I was not able to pay the rent in Bahrain , they have filed a case , because of account hold HSBC Bank cannot use my fund to redeem their personal loan provided to me , they are threatening to go the the police station to file a case against me , So pray God will hold them from pursuing a case against me till the block is removed. have not been able to visit India for the last 4 years .
Pray for my younger brothers healing from bone marrow cancer , also for my age mother in law and my own mother too.
Errol Winston Aarons
Thank you for inviting us to pray for your family. We’re lifting you up before the Lord. God bless you!