Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

"Is anything too hard for the Lord?" Genesis 18:14

Difficulties are for men--there can be none with God. His omnipotent power, and infinite wisdom, can never be confounded. If God has promised--he will perform. Whatever he has predicted--he will bring to pass. We may therefore pray with faith--and expect with confidence. We may trust, and not be afraid.

What is it you need? Can God do it, or give it? Has he promised it in his word? Are you sure that it will be for your good? Can God glorify himself by granting? If so, ask with confidence, and expect with courage. Look not at your weakness, at your circumstances, or at any difficulties that may present themselves; and if unbelief rises to discourage you, silence it with this--"Is anything too hard for the Lord?" Ask not: How can I conquer these subtle foes? How can I perform this difficult duty? How can I make this severe sacrifice? How can I overcome this great difficulty? Has not the Lord said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness?" Does he not work in you, both to will and to do of his own good pleasure? Have you not reason to believe that he will work in you all his good pleasure with power?

Fear not then--but meet every trial, face every foe, endure every privation, and enter upon every engagement, asking, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?" Men may be conquered, reason may be baffled, faith may be sorely tried--but "if God is for us--then who can be against us?" If God takes our part--we shall be more than a match for every foe; and if God is our helper--we shall overcome every difficulty. But God does take our part, and therefore we may be confident.

The Lord answered Moses, "Is the Lord's arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you." Numbers 11:23