Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?’ Then the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh and say, “Will I really have a child, now that I am old?” Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.’
That’s impossible. Those two words most likely have come from your mouth at some point in your life, or at least you have thought them. In this scene above with Abraham and Sarah, laughter and disbelief certainly illustrated how impossible it was in their minds to have children in old age. This moment of hospitality turned quickly into a moment of nervous laughter. God Himself was standing before them, represented in human form, to confirm what it was He was about to do. Even though they may have understood what was said, the challenge came in believing God could do the impossible.
If God determines to do something, nothing on earth or in heaven will prevent His determination. Nothing is impossible for God. Believing that God will do what He says He will do is called faith. I know what God says He will do. But where I often struggle is thinking that if I cannot do it, neither can God. I project all of my limitations on God. If something is too difficult for me then surely it must be too difficult for God to do. Faith means not projecting my limits on God.
God is not restricted by what restricts man; He works in a much different way. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 1, explains that God intentionally does the impossible through the unlikely. God uses the weak to shame the strong and the foolish to shame the wise. He uses things that are not to nullify the things that are. And why does He do this? When God does something beyond human limits, it removes all doubt that it was God who acted. Story after story we see this play out in the Bible. God does what only God can do so that all men might know and praise God alone.
DO THIS TODAY: Ask God to do what only He can do and pray that you have the faith to trust in Him to do it.