Nothing Impossible

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Today's reading: Genesis 17:15-27

God's thoughts, His timing and His way of doing things are different than ours. I clearly know this, yet somehow I continue to be "surprised" when what I'm thinking doesn't quite match up with God's plan. LOL. Although the Bible doesn't expressly say it, I wonder if Abraham struggled with this as well?

When Abram is already an old man with no children, God tells him that he will have offspring as numerous as the stars (Genesis 15). Years pass before God appears to Abram again (he's now 99 years old), and this time God delivers the message that he will be the father of nations through a son by his 90-year--old wife, Sarai. What?!? This certainly isn't the succession plan we'd come up with in our human thinking. But as Abraham's and Sarah's story drives home--God's ways are not ours, and nothing is impossible with God.

Do you have a God-given dream or desire that seems impossible to you? What encouragement does God's interaction with Abraham provide? How does this account resemble the interaction between Mary and the angel in Luke 1 ("For nothing will be impossible with God.")? Tami

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To be honest, I'm not sure I draw any specific encouragement from Abraham's story in this respect. The difference between his situation and my own is that, as impossible as it was to believe that two very old people would have a baby, he had a direct promise from God on that point. I have no such thing.

However, God's love and concern are no less real and present because of a lack of fulfilled desire

My dream is that I will spend eternity with my loved ones, specifically my children and grandchildren and husband. Today, circumstances make it look impossible. Yet it is consistent with God's will, and with God, all things are possible.

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