Genesis 18:14 Nothing Too Difficult For God

Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son. Genesis 18:14

Being able to accomplish whatever one desires is the hope of many people. Despite all of the desire, often people run into challenges that they are not able to overcome. Many find that there are some things that are too difficult for them to accomplish.

Doubt fills the minds of many people when they watch someone start to attempt to solve an impossible task. When someone is able to complete a near impossible task, others stand amazed and wonder how he did it.

God appeared to Abram and told him that in a year he would have a son, though he and Sarah were very old. Sarah laughed at hearing this. God asked if anything is too hard for Him.

Mankind has a very limited view of life and the abilities in the spiritual realm. He is limited by time and space. All that one can see is straight ahead and what is physically visible.

Having this limited vision, people cannot see the numerous possibilities that God can see and do. As a result of this, many doubt God’s word to them. They see the task in front of them as impossible and struggle with believing that God can overcome the challenges.

God is The God who created everything. If He can create the universe out of nothing, He has the power and authority to do anything that is needed to be done. No task is too difficult for Him. He can override science and the thinking of man to accomplish His will.

Instead of laughing and doubting God’s ability, every believer must believe God’s word and know that God will be able to do what He says He will do.

God may have laid a task before you that appears to be impossible. Or you may have a struggle in front of you that you do not know how to overcome.

Turn your eyes off of what appears to be impossible and put them on God, the God of impossibilities. Instead of laughing at and doubting God, trust Him and believe that He will make a way.

If Jesus could raise from the dead, anything you are going through will be easy. Nothing is too hard for God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God has a plan for your life; that you will trust God to work through difficult things; that God can accomplish the impossible; and that God will fulfill every promise to you as you trust in Him.

Genesis 5:24 Walk Faithfully With God

Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24

Going through life is considered a journey by many. Some appear to be running, while others are walking and taking their time and enjoying life. Yet, others are trying to stop life.

Many who continue to go through life are constantly changing their views, actions and commitments. It is rare to hear of a person staying with one job for twenty years, or to stay with one spouse for life. The faithfulness in a person is rare to see or hear of.

Enoch is briefly described as having faithfully walked with God and then God took him. Enoch had lived 365 years in faithful walk with God.

Walking with someone means that a person will stay right by the other person during their journey, whether short or long, easy or difficult. During times that are easy on both, it is easy to walk alongside each other. However, when one or the other has difficulties or faults, many walk away, breaking the relationship.

This type of action is sadly seen in the church. Many begin to walk with God, but when difficulties arise, they choose to turn away from God.

Having lived for 365 years, Enoch had to have had some difficulties. Some of those were ones that he probably wondered why God allowed to occur. Yet, in all those challenges, he did not give up on God, but kept faithful walking with God and trusting Him.

Believers need to dig their heels in and continue to walk with God, faithfully obeying and trusting God and His commands no matter what difficulty lies in their path. God is faithful and will provide all that is needed, so that one day He can bring that believer home to heaven to live together for eternity.

God has called you to walk on a journey through this life with Him that will go throughout eternity. He never promised an easy, fun journey, but He did promise to never leave or forsake you. He did promise to provide you with all that you need.

Do not allow the world and its ways to turn you away from that walk with God. Trust God with all of your life and be faithful to Him as He is faithful to you. In the end you will have the reward of living for eternity with Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the path God has called you to walk; that you will walk daily with God in all that you say and do; that God will give you all that you need for the journey; and that you will be faithful till God calls you home.

When All Hell Breaks Loose (book review)

Title: When All Hell Breaks Loose
Author: Deborah Wittmier
Publisher: Xulon Press
Date: 2021
Pages: 149

When All Hell Breaks Loose (book review)

Every person has challenges or adversities in life that occur on and off on a regular basis. Most of the challenges are not very large and are easy to deal with. Sometimes, however, it feels as if all hell breaks loose in your life and everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Life is completely turned upside down and everything is helter-skelter. It may feel as if God has thrown you out and forgotten about you, leaving you to your torment and suffering.

This book is about when things like this occur in your life and how to move forward despite the setbacks. Deborah Wittmier, the author, had such a situation occur in her life. She is a minister and does a lot of missions work in Africa with her husband, Harvey.

In 2018, she noticed her vision was not very good for some unknown reason. After getting examined by a doctor, they found out that she had a brain tumor and they needed to do brain surgery to remove it.

In this book she discusses the fears and struggles that she had. She talks about her insecurities and feelings of no value, while wondering why God did not just miraculously heal her. As she does this, she allows you to apply it to any situation that is horrible in your own life.

The first section talks about how to face the adversity in your life. The next section talks about how to walk through it with the eyes of God. The final section looks at how to make room for victory.

At the end of each chapter, she asks a few questions to get you to thinking about how to apply what she talked about. She makes it very clear that this is not an easy road to travel, but at the same time God is with the person and makes a way. There are times she points out where she had the wrong thoughts or attitudes about what was occurring with each setback and trouble, yet God, in His mercy strengthened and guided her.

Although she did not get the complete victory as she would have loved to have, God did bring her through it with great health and no more brain tumor.

Harvey and Deborah Wittmier

I highly recommend this book if you have ever gone through some traumatic experience in your life, or if you have not, read it to be prepared in your mind and heart for any setbacks that will occur. It is a short book and easy to read, but will tug at your heart, even with small troubles or setbacks that you may be going through with day to day in your own life.

Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World (book review)

Title: Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World
Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Date: 1999 2nd edition
Pages: 288

Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World (book review)

Evangelism is something that Jesus commanded His followers to do, but many do not do it for various reasons. It is the process of telling people about Jesus and what He has done for them. Many don’t do it out of fear, while many others do not do it because they are not sure how to evangelism.

Rebecca has learned to live a life of evangelizing people as much as possible. She begins this book with describing who Jesus is and what it means to be a Christian. This sets up the scenario of why a believer should go out and tell others about Jesus.

Once the desire is put into place, she describes different ways to present the gospel message. She addresses different questions and concerns that some people may have. Difficulties that can occur and dealt with. A good focus she points to is meeting people and understanding where they are.

One of the great things that she does in this book is she uses real life events that she has experienced and gone through herself. Some of these events ended on a good note, while others did not. Not everyone that she witnessed to becomes a believer in Jesus. It is very encouraging to realize that she does not have evangelism down to perfection but is constantly learning.

At the end of the book she has one appendix walking a person through the gospel message and the process of giving being a witness. She also has a list of outside references to help guide a person in being a witness for Jesus.

All throughout the book Rebecca uses many scriptures to show what she is saying. It is an encouraging book that will stir the heart to cause one to go out and be the witness Jesus has called one to be.

I highly recommend this book, but be ready for it to change your heart towards evangelism and cause you to go out and be a witness for Jesus.