I’m embarking on my final semester of my undergrad education. Whether or not I will get masters is still undecided.
In fact, there are numerous “undecided” factors in my life. I have no idea what I’m doing after graduation at this moment. I might be a host at a restaurant for a while.
And with all of these uncertainties in my life, I know that one thing is certain.
God is faithful to do everything He promised He would.
I think about Abraham often. And more often than Abraham, I think of Sarah. God promised Abraham a nation. And as a result, He promised Sarah a nation. But many years passed and still Sarah was barren. No child had come. Her biological clock was no longer ticking. The battery was completely dead.
In Genesis 18, Abraham and Sarah get some “visitors.” Abraham is talking to said visitors and these visitors remind Abraham of God’s promise. Sarah, inside the tent, overhears this conversation and laughs. I can imagine it was a slight chuckle.
“Yeah, right. These wells are DRY!”
God confronts Abraham about his wife.
“Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is anything too hard for the lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:13-14 NLT)
Is there anything truly too hard for God?
Think about it. He created the universe. He made it so that the sun is not too close to burn us but close enough to keep us warm. If He can do that, don’t you think He can pay a few bills? Don’t you think He can help you with a 40-page paper? Don’t you think He can heal a sickness, set the captives free? Don’t you think He can do what He promised you He would?
I’ll be honest, I lost hope for a moment. If I were Sarah, I might have chuckled, too. But I had a friend remind me that He still has a plan. He’s always had a plan.
He hasn’t forgotten about what He’s promised you. He’s working on it. Don’t mistake His silence for His absence.
He can do it. He will do it. He is faithful.