A little over a week ago I wrote about how I was in need of prayer.
Of course, we all need prayers for something or other all the time. But I had been struggling for too long under burdens that were too heavy for me to carry alone, and I knew I needed all of you to lift me and my family up to the Lord in prayer.
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your prayers!
The crisis is not completely past, but thanks to God’s answers to your prayers, I’m finding much more peace and rest in my soul, and my joy is returning.
My sister and her family certainly still need your prayers also. She is super busy, and she and I have still had to attend to details that need to transfer from one place to another.
A new friend from church asked me to join her on a journey reading the Bible through in a year, and I said “yes”! It’s a lot of reading, and we are both behind, but it is so good for us to turn our eyes God-ward and to remember that the same Almighty LORD that entered into covenant with Abraham has also brought US into a covenant relationship with Him through Jesus Christ!
That same Almighty LORD who came to Hagar in the wilderness as the God who hears (meaning of Ishmael) and as the God who sees (what Hagar called Him), also hears my cry and also sees me and comes to me and you in our afflictions.
That same God who came to the 89 year-old Sarah, the still-attractive princess, who was mean to her servant girl and lied to kings, He blessed her with the promised covenant child at age 90! He can do the impossible in my life and yours, as well, in spite of our sins and failures!
As the LORD spoke to Abraham, He also speaks to us through His word:
“Is anything too difficult for the LORD?” Gen. 18:14
Of course, that is a rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding “NO!”
Nothing is too difficult for the LORD! Not my present circumstances, nor yours, and not our challenges that loom in the future!
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.