Today’s App Message

Genesis 18:14

Question

Through several examples in the scriptures and in church history, we learn that nothing is too hard for the Lord. We read and learn about situations in which God, through mortal men and women, accomplished what seemed to be impossible.
How does this strengthen your own faith? What seemingly impossible things might God accomplish through you?

Scripture

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Genesis 18:14

Quote

[U]pon whom did the Lord call to bear Abraham’s birthright son? Sarah, at age ninety! When told this was to be, she asked a logical question: “Shall I [which am old] of a surety bear a child?” From heaven came this reply: “Is any thing too hard for the Lord?” …
Later, for one of the most important events ever to occur, the other extreme was chosen. As all knew that an elderly woman could not bear children, it was just as obvious that a virgin could not have children. But Isaiah had made this prophetic utterance:
“The Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
When Mary was notified of her sacred responsibility, the announcing angel reassured, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” …
Turning to our day, have you ever wondered why the Master waited so long to inaugurate the promised “restitution of all things?” Any competitor knows the disadvantage of allowing an opponent to get too far ahead. Wouldn’t the work of the restoration of the Church have been easier if begun earlier? … The setting was remote and rural. By standards of the world, its leaders were deemed to be unlearned. Their followers seemed so ordinary. But with them, the work was begun. …
If any tasks ever deserved the label impossible, those would seem to qualify. But, in fact, our Lord had spoken: “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” To teach His people, the Lord employs the unlikely.

Elder Russell M. Nelson

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