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No Such Thing As Too Late

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (Mark 9:23)

The story of Abraham and his wife Sarah is a perfect example that there’s no such thing as “too late” with God. The Bible says, against natural hope, Abraham believed in hope that he might be the father of many nations, according to the Word of God (Romans 4:18-21). He was about a hundred years old, while Sarah was ninety years (Genesis 17:17). Yet, God told Him he was going to have a child through Sarah. Abraham believed, and at the appointed time, Sarah brought forth Isaac. Some people often lose hope, wondering why they didn’t get the job, contracts, promotion or money for which they had prayed and fasted.

Some others gripe about the promises of God taking too long to be fulfilled in their lives. Well, both groups of people have one common problem: unbelief. The issue isn’t with God. He’s never late.

Consider the Lord Jesus: a message was sent to Him that His friend, Lazarus, was sick (John 11:3) and He promised to go over to see him. The Master waited four more days, until Lazarus died and was buried. It doesn’t get any more hopeless than that. Jesus had said Lazarus’ sickness wasn’t unto death (John 11:4), but he died. He had said He was coming but didn’t show up until four days later. When the Master eventually showed up, he requested to be taken to the grave of Lazarus, undaunted by the fact that he had been dead for four days. He instructed that the tombstone be rolled away and called out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” The dead man came back to life (John 11:41-44).

It makes no difference how hopeless you might think your situation is; there’s no such thing as “too late” with God. Simply trust Him, for He’s the God who gives life to the dead, and calls things that don’t exist as though they already existed. He lives in eternity where there’s no past or future. With Him, everything is in the “NOW”; and He proves Himself Master over all circumstances, no matter how late, dead, or impossible they might seem in the eyes of men.

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