My dear friend Lareau recently asked in an email . . .
Is anything too hard for the Lord?

The answer seems obvious, or is it?

This question appears twice in Scripture.
In Genesis 18:14 when God had a conversation with Abraham and Sarah. Over a decade ago, God had promised them a son, but Abe was approaching 100 years of age.  Clearly they became convinced that God’s promise would never be fulfilled. So when God told them that Sarah would have a son next year, she laughed at God. He then answered her with this question. . .

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

We find this seven word question, asked again in Jeremiah 32:27, when God, rebukes the Jerusalemites for not surrendering to the Babylonians . . .
I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

What are you facing today? Struggling with? Discouraged about?


Say it.
Live it.



PATRICK LAI and his family have worked in SE Asia for other 37 years. His experience in doing business with Jesus has brought him to understand the meaning of work and worship in the marketplace. He started 14 businesses in four countries, six of which are still operating. Patrick and his wife, May, mentor and coach businesspeople working where there are few or no Christians. Check out Patrick’s latest book, Workship, now available in paperback and e-book.