Monday, March 24, 2014

Is There Anything Too Hard for God - Guest Post by Amber Schamel

Have you ever had a problem that you just can't fix? You've tried everything, but have nothing to show for it? I had one of those situations last week.

I was copying some CD's for a non-profit when the robot duplicator stopped working. I had shut it down the night before, and when I came back the next day, it wouldn't turn on. Tech support had told me that the motherboard or CPU was about to go out, and when it did, it would cost a lot of money to get it fixed. I spent 30 minutes plugging, unplugging and fiddling with cords, switches etc . trying to get it to turn on, but to no avail. 

Yesterday, I was at my wits end. I needed to fulfill an order, and it still wouldn't turn on.  I stopped, bowed my head and silently prayed.  Lord, we really need this duplicator to work. The non-profit doesn't have the money to replace it, and we're using it to encourage people in Your word.  Please make this thing turn on and work properly.

Did you know that Jesus fixes computers?

I flipped the switch, and the duplicator immediately sprung to life. I haven't had any problems with it. It made me wonder why I hadn't prayed about it long before! Thus the infamous words of the song:

"Oh what peace we often forfeit!
Oh what needless pain we bare,
All because we do not carry,
Everything to God in prayer."

Some may say, that is a very small thing. Why would God care about that? But you know what, sometimes God's greatness is shown by how small of things He can do. This little thing He did for me was a great reminder of the power of a faith-filled prayer, and that NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR GOD.

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What do you need God to do in your life? Is it too big? Is it too small?
Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?


Linda O'Connell said...

This post is a reminder that faith and trust will always see us through. Ask, and ye shall receive. There is a poem that asks why God is not helping, and his response is, "How can I child? You never did let it go so I could have it." Too often we think we have the fix instead of turning it over. Thank you Amber and Susan.

Amber Schamel said...

Susan, thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today! It's an honor to be here.

Linda, you are so right. So many times I am amazed at how long it takes me to turn things over to Him! It ought to be my first reaction.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing Amber! It's so true - God does care about the little things.

Karen Lange said...

Enjoyed the post, thank you both! The solution to our challenges is much easier than we think, isn't it? I can testify to similar things happening and am ever grateful for His care! :)

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I had a similar experience at work last week. Instead of getting frustrated, I walked away for a moment, prayed, and when I got back to it, the problem was solved. God is good.

Rhonda Schrock said...

Yes! He's great like that. I've had similar prayers over my computer, and if He doesn't fix it right away, I always come to the right solution in time.

God is great, and God is good.