Is there anything too hard for the Lord?
I made a characteristic mistake this morning.
I looked in the wrong mirror
The mirror looked back at my old face and lied
It said You’re not good enough
It said You can’t do it
It said You’re not as lucky as other people
It said You’re too limited
It said you’ll never be able to do it
It said Everyone can do it better than you
It said You’re too weak,
It said You’re too old,
It said You’re too dumb
It said Nobody cares about you
It said You’re not clever enough
It said You don’t do well
It said You’re a failure
It said all you can think bout is the worst case scenario
It said You’ve blown it too much
When we look in the right mirror
When we look in the real mirror we reflect correctly.
We need to look constantly in the mirror of God’s voice
We need to let Him hear our voice.
We pray for those we love
A while back I asked my grandson about his concerns
He thought for a minute and said
Grandpa, this fog worries me.
I said why?
He said the monkey bars are hard
in the fog.
He liked to get to school early for the monkey bars.
So we prayed about the monkey bars.
I asked him what he was looking forward to in his classes.
He said his favorite thing is sharing.
He had a stress toy he was taking to share with his class.
He let me hold it.
It’s a glob you squeeze.
Monkey bars and globs to squeeze.
We prayed about stress together.
I was trying to share God’s mirror with him.
God’s mirror is where we Receive –
God’s mirror says Prayer is always effective.
Ask and it will be given to us;
seek and we will find;
knock and the door will be opened to us.
For everyone who asks, RECEIVES;
and the one who seeks, FINDS;
and to the one who knocks,
the door will be OPENED.”
Prayer is God’s Will –
HE ASKS US TO “pray constantly”
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Even about the fog and the monkey bars
Even about the stress globs we get to squeeze
It’s actually easy to do the #1 thing
God wants us to do.
Which is just talk to Him and listen to Him
Is there anything too hard for the Lord? Gen. 18:14
No there’s nothing too hard for the Lord
Our age is not a factor-
Abraham had kids in his upper 90s
What others have doesn’t matter
God says He’ll provide everything
We have no limits
Since God is for us nothing is against us
So, what do we think?
With God on our side how can we lose?
If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us,
Since God was willing to bankrupt Heaven for us
Because God embraced our condition
Because God exposed himself to our worst by sending his own
Precious Son for us,
Is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?
Who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen?
Who would dare even to point a finger at us in ridicule?
The One who died for us—
The One who was raised to life for us!—
The One who is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.
Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us?
There is no way!
not hard times,
not bullying threats,
not even the worst sins every done:
We may feel like sitting ducks;
We may feel like fish in a barrel to be picked off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us.
We can be absolutely convinced that nothing—
nothing living or dead,
nothing angelic or demonic,
nothing today or tomorrow,
nothing high or low,
nothing thinkable or unthinkable—
absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love
Jesus our Master has embraced us and He’s not letting go
Romans 8 remix
After they amputated Jill’s left leg they gave her mirror therapy
They gave her a long mirror while she layed in bed to show her her missing leg and the leg that was
Then they stood her on one leg between parallel bars to see her missing leg
It was traumatic
It was tremendously devastating
It was horrendously scarring
We have to look in the right therapeutic mirror
Everyone who exalts themself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles themselves will be exalted.
So we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt us in His time.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.
We may be old
We may be weak and in pain
We may have failures and defeats
We may have lost and missing parts
We may have sorrow upon sorrow
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
God’s mirror says look,
I am the LORD, the God of all …
I made the heaven and the earth
by my great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for me
God’s mirror reflects
That Jesus looks at us and says to us,
With people this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.
The poet cries
the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.
If You, GOD, kept records on wrongdoings,
who would stand a chance?
But fortunately, as it turns out,
forgiveness is Jesus habit and that’s why You are worshiped.
We pray to GOD-
we want to make our life a constant prayer-
We wait for what you God to say and do for us
Our life’s all before God, our Lord,
waiting and watching constantly for His amazing miracles
Looking in the right mirror
With GOD ’s arrival comes love,
with GOD ’s arrival comes generous salvation.
He’s not looking at our weakness
He’s not looking at or keeping records of our failures,
He’s not looking at weaknesses,
He’s not looking at flaws,
He’s not keeping track of our faults or sins
He only sees Christ in us and us in Christ
Psalm 130:1-8 remix
With Christ for us nothing is against us
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
No nothing is too hard, nothing.
Not even the monkey bars in the fog.