“Is anything too hard for the Lord”. (Gen 18:14).
We find it very helpful if we study these appearances together, that is the appearances of God to Abraham and the appearances of the Lord to His disciples. In Genesis 17:1 the Lord said: “I am the Almighty God”. This He said to enable Abraham to enjoy God’s mighty power. “I am the Almighty God; there is nothing too hard for Me”. Nothing is impossible with God; He can do all things. The God of love and mercy wants us to have the faith that can experience and enjoy the power of Christ’s resurrection.
God was saying as it were:
“I am the Almighty God and I am going to pour power into you” (Vs 2 and 6). Abraham was asking for one son at the most. But the Lord said to him: “I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.” Apart from this experience, Abraham would never have known what was in the heart of God for him. Even so in our sufferings, we will never know what God has in His heart for us, how much God wants to give us. It is only by faith we can realize our blessings. The devil tries to weaken our faith again and again. Rather than trust God, we look to man for everything, and that is why we find servants of God suffering everywhere.