When We Limit an Unlimited God with Our Limited Faith

Why did God confront Abraham for Sarah’s lack of faith. It is because Abraham himself lacked faith in God. In Gen. 17, we read that Abraham himself laughed when he heard it (Gen. 17:17). Sarah’s lack of faith only mirrored Abraham’s lack of faith.

Why do our children not believe in God enough? Perhaps because they see in us a lack of faith in God. Their lack of faith only mirrors our lack of faith in God.

Sarah knew correctly that she was too old to bear a son. She knew that it was impossible to bear a son. That is why she laughed.

But faith rises above reason. The question then is not just a question of divine capability. It is also a question of human ability to trust God. God asked the question because He wanted Sarah to trust God for the impossible. With God, all things are possible. With God, all His promises to Abraham shall come to pass.

This is a question for you and me today. Is anything too hard for the LORD? Is your wayward son too hard for the LORD? Nothing is too hard for the LORD! Is your joblessness too hard for the LORD? Nothing is too hard for the LORD! Is your family problem too hard for the LORD? Nothing is too hard for the LORD!

Your answer shall show your faith. It will show whether you believe in a big God or a small God. We worship a limitless God. But we limit a limitless God by our limited faith.

Is anything too hard for the LORD? If you answer, Yes, in your heart, then it is not a question of God’s inability to do the impossible, but your inability to trust God for the impossible. But if you answer, No, in your heart, then you are saying, “Lord, there is nothing too hard for you!”

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