READING: Jeremiah 32-34, Philemon
It is one of my favorite Old Testament verses, and it’s really a simple one. It’s Jeremiah’s confession about God’s power as God called the prophet to buy a field: “Oh, Lord God! You yourself made the heavens and earth by your great power and with your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!” (Jer 32:17). Jeremiah knew that the God so evident in creation, also evident in His calling out His people, was “the one great in counsel and powerful in action” (Jer 32:19). God, in fact, later confirmed Jeremiah’s conclusions: “Look, I am the Lord, the God over every creature. Is anything too difficult for me?” (Jer 32:27).
Nothing is too hard for God. Period. That includes hearing prayers, providing all we need, repairing broken relationships, reviving wayward Christians, and saving the most vile sinners. There is no mountain too high for God to climb it, nor is there any valley so low that He cannot lead us through it. He who made it all is also the one who reigns over it all.
To Him we must take our needs.
PRAYER: “Father, I know nothing’s too hard for you, but I sometimes forget that truth. Forgive me.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Jeremiah 35-37, Hebrews 1-2