by Mike Zachary
In the very first book of the Bible, we find an interesting statement.
Is any thing too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14
Later in the Old Testament, we find that idea mentioned again by Jeremiah the prophet.
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27
God is omnipotent. That is, He can do anything. There is no mountain too tall for Him to move, and there is no ocean too deep for Him to see. God can do anything.
Because of that, we have good reason to remain optimistic. When we stop to realize that our Lord is able to do anything, we have good reasons to remain hopeful.
Sometimes, however, we must remind ourselves that our Lord is not a genie in the bottle. In other words, just because God can do anything doesn’t mean that we can boss Him around, getting every wish and every desire.
While God is powerful enough to repair anything that is broken, He is also powerful enough to give us the strength we need when we are facing difficult situations. As Christians, we must be careful to know when to ask the Lord to change the situation and when to ask the Lord to change us. God is always able to provide a solution; we may just not always receive the solution that we were hoping for.
If you are facing financial pressure, if your marriage is strained, if people you love are causing you grief, don’t lose hope. God is always working, and God is always able to do more than we can possibly imagine. Absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord.
But also keep in mind that as you face financial pressure, or a strained marriage, or grief caused by people you love, God is also able to give you the grace, strength, and wisdom you need to make it through life. For the Creator of our universe, nothing is too hard.
As Christians, our optimism is based on the fact that God can do anything. Don’t lose hope.