Guest Post – Waiting for Baby Bird – Is Anything Too Hard?

I am excited to have Elisha guest posting for me today. She has blessed me and encouraged me so much with her friendship. It’s always an honor when she posts because she speaks God’s truth so well! She makes all her messages so relatable and of course she nailed it again with this message. I hope you leave encouraged and confident that NOTHING is too hard for the Lord! Thanks Elisha for loving me so well and encouraging all those around you, including me!

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“Is anything too hard for The Lord?” ~ Genesis 18:14

You know, if someone were to ask me this question, I might tilt my head in confusion. Possibly squint my eyebrows in bewilderment. Or even laugh at the obscurity of the question. Because it’s God we are talking about, right? And so naturally, of course (and hopefully without much thought), I would like to believe my immediate and almost rehearsed Sunday school answer would be to say, “No! Are you crazy? Nothing is too hard for the Lord.” And maybe yours too? Because once again, it’s God we are talking about correct? You know the One who formed man out of dirt?

But if I were to be ugly honest with you for just a second, my every day words? My every day actions? My every day idle thoughts? They don’t always reflect my “Sunday school” answer. Because sometimes when I am holding yet another negative pregnancy test, I think and stew over how my condition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is too advanced. It’s too impossible to overcome. I even think back to the moments when someone has asked me why my husband and I don’t have children of our own and I have blurted out or maybe even just thought, “we can’t get pregnant.” And sometimes, on really bad days, when the thoughts of impossibility swarm within my heart like a hurricane, I have found myself lying in bed crying because I am convinced that the problems I am facing are far beyond His reach.

And friend, maybe you are sometimes like me. Maybe you “say” nothing is too hard for the Lord, but when it comes right down to it? When it comes down to you believing “nothing is too hard for the Lord” in regards to your own set of problems? The words you speak, the actions you take, and the thoughts you have? Well, they might say otherwise. And if that’s the case, I want you to know I understand! I get it! Because those feelings you have? We all experience! And those thoughts that steal your hope and water down your faith? We get them too! But you know? Despite them being natural and normal, we have to make an effort to turn away from those feelings when they come. We have to make the choice to cast down those thoughts when they weezle their way into our minds. And we have to make the commitment that no matter what comes against us, no matter what others may say, and no matter what disappointments knock us to our knees, or how many times our prayers appear to go unanswered, we will still choose to grab a hold of the Truth.

The Truth that He is God. He is the Creator of the Universe. The architect of the world. The One who commands the oceans when to stop and instructs the mountains where to form. The One who paints the sky. Calls down the rain. He is the First and the Last. The Beginning and the End. He is your Daddy. And there is nothing your Daddy can’t do.

But you can’t just say it.

You have to believe it.

You have to believe that your finances are not too hard for Him to fix. Your struggle to conceive is not too hard for Him to overcome. Your broken relationship is not too hard for Him to restore. The sickness in your body is not too hard for Him to heal. Your past is not too hard for Him to redeem. Because there is nothing His power cannot touch. His words cannot soothe. His grace cannot change. His love cannot mend. His wisdom cannot solve. And His riches cannot provide.

But I know that some, maybe even you, might be thinking right now…”Yeah, but you don’t know how bad my situation is right now. You don’t know how many disappoints I have been through. You don’t know how many doctors I have seen. How many tests and treatments I have endured. You don’t know the statistics I am facing. You just don’t know!”

And you are absolutely right. I don’t know. And while I do not want to minimize your situation or downplay your heartache, because I have been and still am in your shoes, I want you to hear the heart of your Daddy today. Because He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t change His mind (Numbers 23:19). Therefore when He says, “nothing” is too hard for Him? He means it. He means it even for the problems you might have written off as hopeless and beyond repair. Because for Him, even those impossible situations for man, fall underneath the category of “nothing” for Him.

So rest in that truth today. Go to sleep peacefully tonight knowing that if He can bring life to a 90-year-old barren woman, feed 5,000 with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, calm the wind and the seas with three words, heal lepers, restore sight to the blind, part the Red Sea, and raise people from the dead with just a simple command, then He is most certainly able and willing to solve the impossible problems in your life as well. Because friend, He is still the same God of the bible as He is today. He is still the same God who makes all things possible to those who believe. And He is still the Lord who proclaims and proves that nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for Him to solve.

With Love

Elisha lives in Southern Illinois with her husband of 9 years and two ornery cats, as well as one ridiculously adorable foster princess who looks like Goldilocks. She is also a Jesus follower, PCOS defeater, faith encourager, hope builder, type A organizer, and infertility warrior who is also the author of the inspirational infertility and foster care blog, “Waiting for Baby Bird.” Her mission in life is to encourage other woman to draw near to the Lord in the midst of life’s hardships and heartaches, rather than away. And as she does that, she believes in being brave and walking in faith that with God all things are possible (Luke 1:37). You can follow her on facebook or find her on instagram

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  • Mimi Zackery
    Posted at 08:20h, 07 September Reply

    This blessed my heart. There is NOTHING too hard for the Lord. I always say, believing costs you nothing but doubt could cost you everything!! Elisha, may God continue to bless you and your beautiful family.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:16h, 16 September Reply

      Ahh thank you so much Mimi! And I couldn’t agree with you more that doubt will cost you everything!! So true!! xo

  • Dawn
    Posted at 09:46h, 07 September Reply

    Beautifully written piece, Elisha! Definitely had some tears in my eyes as I read this today.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:16h, 16 September Reply

      Thanks so much for reading Dawn! I am seriously so blessed to have “met” you! You are so supportive and encouraging and I am just so thankful! Hang in there! I know that God has BIG plans for you and He is shaking things up in your favor. xo

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 12:55h, 07 September Reply

    Oh, dear friends! It is SO wonderful to read this amazing post by you, Elisha, and to have you share your platform, Caroline! Both of you have become dear to my heart, and I pray for both of you on a regular basis. I know God has a miracle in store with both of your names on it, and I can’t wait for the day when your waiting season is past, and you are holding those beautiful babies. You will have to get together, at that point, and take lots of pictures, because this will be the completion and fulfillment of many prayers. What a shining testimony it will be to the whole world to see the power of Jesus Christ!!! I know it is coming…hold on, and know that God is FOR you, and it is His will that you have these babies, and praise God, there is nothing satan can do to keep you from them!!! Love you both so much.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:18h, 16 September Reply

      So great to hear from you Cheryl! And I am so thankful for your love, support, encouragement and inspiration that you bring to both Caroline and I. You are truly amazing and the love of Christ just shines from you all of the time. So thank you! xo

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 18:48h, 07 September Reply

    Such a beautiful reminder.Thank you Elisha for not being afraid to share how you do sometimes feel.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:19h, 16 September Reply

      It’s scary sometimes to just put it all out there but sometimes you just gotta take that mask off 😉

    Posted at 08:16h, 08 September Reply

    so nice to meet you on the blog today! i love this wonderful reminder because sometimes waiting is hard and many times life just doesn’t make sense how we want it. but that’s not His plan. we have to trust in Him.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:21h, 16 September Reply

      It’s so nice to meet you too! And you are so right…we most certainly have to trust in His plan and not in our pain. I hope you have a fabtabulous week! xo

  • andi
    Posted at 11:22h, 08 September Reply

    i think i needed this reminder 😀

  • Marissa
    Posted at 11:37h, 08 September Reply

    Yes, there is nothing that is too hard for Him. Yet getting that truth from our heads to our hearts can be one of the most difficult steps in this life. Thank you for sharing your heart on this.


    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:22h, 16 September Reply

      You are soooo right Marissa! It takes constantly meditating on this truth (and other truths) to get it soaked in. xo

  • Marie
    Posted at 12:05h, 08 September Reply

    LOVE this reminder and its always something we could never be reminded enough on

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:22h, 16 September Reply

      amen! I have to tell myself this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY 🙂

  • Alexis
    Posted at 15:42h, 08 September Reply

    Love this! God is able! Elisha’s words always are full of such encouragement and truth. I can’t wait until we ALL can celebrate our miracles babies together.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:23h, 16 September Reply

      GIRL! I can’t wait for that day either!! It will be so much fun!

  • Pamela
    Posted at 16:56h, 08 September Reply

    I’ve held dozens of pregnancy tests in my hand — negative, negative, negative. But God is good — even with yet another test in my hand. To be trueful, there were days I struggled, yes, even questioned. But God never left my side. One verse that helped me was “My ways are not your ways…” I’ve found His “ways” are best.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:25h, 16 September Reply

      amen, amen, amen, amen! I always remind myself that my view is limited. He is the One that sees the end from the beginning and knows the perfect time and way to fulfill those desires He has purposefully placed in our hearts. Thank you so much for being so encouraging and sharing your faith! You are awesome Pamela! xo

  • Kelsie
    Posted at 18:04h, 08 September Reply

    This is great! Thank you for this reminder- nothing is too much for the Lord!

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:29h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting Kelsie!

  • Megan Gonzalez
    Posted at 22:32h, 08 September Reply

    This is such a great post to hear. I know that I give out the Sunday school answer, but then when I think on a specific subject I can doubt. Then I fall into the thought of “He can, but I don’t think He will.” I need to just trust that he will do things his way in his time.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:46h, 16 September Reply

      I think we all struggle with this thought that God can, but will He? We just gotta trust Him and take His word as truth despite what people say, what we say, what doctor’s say, and what our circumstances say. Hugs to you sugars!! xo

  • Helen
    Posted at 01:40h, 09 September Reply

    Thank you for sharing this, such a good reminder that He is bigger than all our problems and hurts and disappointments.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:48h, 16 September Reply

      Amen! He sure is!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 06:40h, 09 September Reply

    I needed to read this today. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:49h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you so much Melanie for taking the time to read and comment! Hang in there! God is moving! xo

  • Jaime Blunier
    Posted at 15:18h, 09 September Reply

    Great post! I agree with this 100% awesome to see this information put out there! Great job!

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:48h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you so much Jaimie! xo

  • Kathy Burgos
    Posted at 15:37h, 09 September Reply

    Amazing and uplifting post!

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:49h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you so Kathy!

  • Chari
    Posted at 20:54h, 09 September Reply

    Great post! I think sometimes we only look at what we want from one perspective when God can supply it to us in so many different ways. Doesn’t mean He wasn’t able, it just means He chooses to bless us in a different way. God bless!

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:50h, 16 September Reply

      So true Chari! xo

  • JD
    Posted at 15:26h, 10 September Reply

    Thank you so very very much for this reminder, I really needed to hear this and my heart feels lighter and comforted because of it. I’m very grateful for you and your thoughtfulness to be a pillar in this community helping to lift all of us up. You are a blessing!

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:53h, 16 September Reply

      JD, I am so glad that reading this has made your heart feel lighter and comforted. I know that it had nothing to do with my writing but simply because when we speak God’s word, it naturally does that to us. Hang in there and keep reminding yourself of who God is and who you are in Him.

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 10:23h, 11 September Reply

    Elisha, you quoted my favorite scripture that I have been verbally speaking out loud this past month multiple times a day. Reading scripture out loud lately has been the only answer I have to kicking doubt and faith out – God is NOT a man that He should lie!!! Sounds even better in the amplified!!! Thanks for sharing your ❤️!! I’ve been feeling pretty defeated lately but focusing on how big God is really changes me!!! Being honest with myself too has really opened up my eyes to how much I need God every minute of everyday and just how much He loves me in spite of being human and weak….not about me!!! ?

    • Elisha
      Posted at 11:56h, 16 September Reply

      Yes! So much good stuff in your comment Jaclyn! Thank you for sharing! And I just can’t help but believe God is confirming to you RIGHT NOW that nothing is too hard for Him and to keep trusting in Him. He will get you through this! Keep renewing your mind with scriptures and keep meditating on it because the bible says that it is life and brings healing to our bodies. xo

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 16:28h, 22 October Reply

    I love that you have Elisha guest post. Two of my favorite ladies on the same blog.

    As always, excellent entry, Elisha. This is something I’m personally struggling with, so it helps so much to read this today.

    Love you both! *Hugs*

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