It’s amazing how many people rely on a verse of the day to keep them going from morning til night however this verse will keep you going throughout your life. It’s one powerful question that will keep your faith alive no matter what you are going through.
Genesis 18:14 (NIV): “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
Make this your verse of the day every day and trust God to do the impossible in your life! The answer of course is “No” and a thousand times “No”. We know that we serve the God of the impossible.
Os Hillman is the author of the daily devotional Today God Is First (TGIF) which provides a verse of the day along with encouraging words to help you understand what God is saying through that particular scripture and how to apply it to your spiritual growth.
In his devotional below Os looks at Genesis 18 which contains our verse of the day. It relates to Sarah’s barenness. God has given us many promises in His Word but we have to believe them to see them come to pass. He promised Abraham that he would become the ‘Father of Many Nations’, and yet it seemed impossible for his wife to conceive. Yet God already had a solution in place…
Nothing is impossible with God
God had promised Abraham and Sarah a son who would be the seed of a whole nation. Sarah was now beyond childbearing years. So when some angels from God paid Abraham and Sarah a visit to inform them that Sarah was going to have a child, she happened to be listening outside the tent and erupted with laughter.
“So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?’” (Genesis 18:12)
The thought seemed preposterous to her. The angels reminded her that nothing is impossible with God. “Is anything too hard for the Lord? There’s our verse of the day!
“I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son” the chapter continues (Genesis 18:14). Sarah gave birth to Isaac as foretold.
To illustrate our verse of the day, I would like to share a . Recently, I was considering putting on another workplace-leader summit for ministry leaders who minister to those in the workplace. I had been involved in such an event a year earlier. My friend Gunnar Olson, who is the founder of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce of Sweden, had been involved with me in putting on the first event, so I inquired whether he would be willing to participate in the second event.
He wrote me an e-mail letter informing me that an international gathering of Christian workplace leaders would be taking place on the island of Cyprus in March and asked if I could postpone my event and instead participate in an event in Cyprus and invite other leaders. My initial response was laughter due to my current financial condition. In fact, I had to go to a map to see just where this place was.
Our verse of the day
There is nothing to hard for the Lord. Ask God for the miracle you need today as you meditate on this verse of the day.
The following day I received a call from a man I had met only 30 days earlier. We had not discussed this event in March. “What are you doing tomorrow? I would like you to go to the airport with me to pick up a missionary whom I want you to meet. We’d like to propose an idea to you. Can you come?”
“Sure,” I said.
The next day he picked me up and informed me that we were picking up a missionary who was flying in from Cyprus. “We are planning to take 25 workplace believers to Cyprus for an event that Gunnar Olson is involved in and would like you to come and teach your Esau-to-Joseph workshop the day before. We will cover your expenses. Would you be interested in doing this?”
Again, I had to laugh as I saw the hand of God orchestrate in such a miraculous way and in such a timely manner to assure me of His involvement in the new directions in my life.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). This is another powerful verse of the day.
Are there things that make you laugh when you think of the miracle that would be required for it to take place? Ask God for the miracle you need today.