Is anything too hard for God?

It is Monday morning, and my best intentions today include formatting my book for release and scheduling a few interviews for my next free release. But it seems someone has other plans.

My house (read: my children) are in a state of chaos. My littlest little one cries incessantly. My biggest little one teases, roars like a lion, and races through the house on all fours. (He’s into wild life these days.) My dog barks at cats on the television, lights on the wall, and her own shadow.

It’s a little hard to concentrate.

In times like these, I turn my face to the heavens and remember God’s power and today’s confession. Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14) 

The first time it’s recorded, God says this is in the face of 89-year-old Sarah’s laughter over having a baby within a year. The second time, God refers to His plans to hand Israel and Judah over to the Babylonians for their continued disobedience (Jeremiah 32:27).

Guess what? Each of those events occurred. They are examples of His love, power, and faithfulness. And because He did that, I know He can – even wants to! – take care of me and my little ones.

Possibly, the reason my littles seem like a hurricane on steroids is because I want to do something that reveals God’s love and faithfulness. The enemy does not like that. I need to draw on God’s power every day to continue in this battle called life, and so do you. Today, look at each situation in your life and declare His might and His love for you.

After all, the battle belongs to the Lord.

Nothing is too hard for God.

What situations in your life seem too hard? How does it help you to recognize that nothing is too hard for God?

Do mighty things

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Or She-Ra. Heck, I probably would have been content to be Mighty Mouse. The point was doing something mighty. Something that made me better than I was, something others couldn’t do, something that made me valuable. But I couldn’t do it.

Superheroes are super in part because they can do things no regular human can do and they don’t need help. Sure, everyone has their kryptonite, but the reason we call on Superman is because we can’t lift that building, deflect those bullets, or catch that falling airplane.

The only superhero I want to be today is Super Mom, or if I’m feeling very ambitious I’ll tackle Wonder Wife at the same time. Truly, I just want to worship the one true God, teach my kids about Him, and provide for my family. In this age of godlessness and economic hardship, maybe those are mighty things. But I know I can’t do any of them on my own. And so today’s confession reminds us where our ability comes from and helps us believe that we DO have ability.

With God’s help, I will do mighty things. Psalm 60:12 (NLT)

As you go about your daily activities, remind yourself of the truth and let it transform the way you see yourself and God. As one of our first affirmations said, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you. This tells you the same thing. You just have to believe it.

What mighty things are you asking God to help you do today? Let’s talk about them.