Monday, January 28, 2013
Sometimes I seem to forget how big my God is.
In Jeremiah 32:17, Jeremiah prays, "Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee."
It's a truth I know in my head, but is it a reality in how I pray? God has the ability to answer any request I bring before Him. I may not see a way out of a situation, but He does. His answer may be outside the realm of what I think is possible, but it can be done if He wills it. Be it small or great, God can do anything.
We find nearly the same phrase in the story of Sarah in the Old Testament. In Genesis 18:14, the Lord is speaking about Abraham and Sarah having a son in their old age. After Sarah laughed at the thought, the Lord asked, "Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
Once again, in Luke 1:37, as the angel Gabriel addresses Mary regarding the conception of Jesus, he says, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
There's a certain situation with one of my daughters about which I've been praying. I'm not sure how God might answer it, but I am letting this truth sink into my heart. He has the power to answer in ways I can't even imagine - and I know that however He answers, it will be what's best for her.
I'm also praying for wisdom in another area. I don't know how God will make clear the way to proceed, but James 1:5 tells me that, if I ask for wisdom, He will give it to me.
As I seek God in prayer, I want to live in faith and trust, knowing that God is all powerful and is able to do anything He chooses.
Praying what seems to you like an impossible prayer? Keep praying; God can do it.