Genesis 18:13–14 The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

In Chris Tomlin’s song Yes and Amen, there’s a line that says, “All your promises are Yes and Amen!” It comes from 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” The big idea is that God will do what he says - he keeps all of his promises faithfully. I do not know about you, but there are some days when God’s promises do not feel like a “Yes!” nor an “Amen!” Whether it is the news about the seven officers gunned down in South Carolina or the devastating earthquake that took more than 1,600 lives in Indonesia, it is hard to reconcile events like these with “for God so loved the world…” In addition to this, there are days when it feels like God puts us in situations that are impossible to overcome — asking us to be generous when there is nothing to give, asking us to love when there is not an ounce of love left in our broken hearts, and asking us to rejoice when there is no reason to be joyous. Brother and sisters, I believe that when we feel this way, we must examine ourselves and ask this one simple question: “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” This question gives us proper perspective in life. When God is in control, we have nothing to worry about. It is when we think we are in control, all things become impossible. As we face the challenges of being a Christian in this fallen world, let us stop and ask, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

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