God Is God Even When Trouble Arises
Is there anything 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 – Genesis 18:14.
The Lord had a calling on the life of Abram and in order for the Lord to get him to his destiny he had to leave his family. Abram’s father and ancestors served pagan gods. God wanted to be the God of Abram and his descendants. God gave Abram a covenant; Abram which was later renamed Abraham was given an Abrahamic Covenant.Abraham was the forefather of both the Jews and the Arabs. He let Ur in ancient Sumeria (Mesopotamia) and travel to Haran in Syria and later resided in Canaan where God promised him that his descendants would ultimately dwell; during his lifetime Abraham went through different difficulties and didn’t deny that God was still God no matter what he was going through. In an hour of trouble or crisis, many people lose their trust in God and His Word. Others become fearful and some begin to question, “Does God love me”, Do He see what I’m going through”, Is God still with us”? When we’re going through difficulties and things we don’t understand, we have to make a decision, are we going to allow the difficulties were going through steal the blessings of God from us?
Abraham waited over twenty years to receive a son, and years after his sons’ birth he was asked of God to sacrifice his only child. Abraham could have said, no, I’ve waited too long for my son, now You’re asking me to sacrifice him, but rather than saying that, he obediently went to go sacrifice his son, God saw his obedience and substituted Abraham’s son for a ram. This was a hard decision for Abraham but Abraham had “Now faith”, he knew that God was going to supply the sacrifice and it wouldn’t be his son.
God will never ask us to do something that He hasn’t already supplied for us to get the task done. Storms will come in our life from out of nowhere, it can be fine this minute and in the next moment, a storm can hit. When Jesus instructed His disciples to go over to the other side they faced a great storm. As soon as they set sail a boisterous storm erupted, Jesus was on board in the stern part of the ship asleep on a pillow, when they begin to cry out, “Master, carest thou not that we perish”? They forgot that He was on board, they forgot His presence, they lost their focus on the Presence and focused on the storm, like many Christians do when storms appear. Although they were in the storm, they still had Jesus on board even in the midst of the storm. When Satan and his co-host try to make you fear and loose faith remember Jesus said “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee, (Hebrews 13:5).
Jesus is on board our ship, and just because He’s on board doesn’t make us exempt from difficulties, issues, pain, and suffering. Christians, have a promise from the Lord, He will never leave nor forsake us, His peace He has given us, He will supply every need, His grace is sufficient. No matter what comes in a Christian’s life, God is still God, and there is nothing too hard for God. God gave Abraham and Sarah strength to produce a baby, He went against the laws of nature because nature has to submit to Him. Don’t fear, don’t lose faith, don’t blame God, but trust Him and allow Him to be God in everything that will try to come against you, Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our faith, rest in Him, place your hope in Him, and know what is impossible for you is possible with God.