“Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You”. Jeremiah 32:17
God had issued to Jeremiah a command which verse 25 shows would have seemed, to many, quite strange. Jeremiah was to buy real estate in the promised land even though Jerusalem, its capital, was about to be overrun by Nebuchadnezzar’s army. And the point of the purchase was to provide a testimony that, “although” God “[was] about to give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon,” yet “houses and fields and vineyards [would] again be bought in this land.”
And, as Jeremiah pondered that promise (and after he had obeyed the command!), he spoke to God in those marvelous words: “Nothing is too difficult for You”! And the fact that Jeremiah said that is evidence that, without the eyes of faith, the promise of God would have sounded “too difficult” indeed! But Jeremiah recalls that God “made the heavens and the earth”, and therefore understands and believes that “nothing is too difficult for” the Lord!
Marvelous! And true!
Do you believe it? And can you pray it, like Jeremiah?
“Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You”.
“Nothing” – neither steering us through a global pandemic; nor the provision of “our daily bread” amidst it; nor managing the trials of loved ones who may be suffering from it; nor caring for health care workers as they work in the middle of it – “is too difficult for You”.
“Nothing” – neither the repair of broken relationships; nor the healing of our griefs; nor the protection of at-risk children; nor the rearing of difficult children; nor the loneliness of widowhood or singleness; nor the trials of disability or chronic illness – “is too difficult for You”.
“Nothing” – neither the salvation of our loved ones; nor the revival of the church in the West; nor the spread of the gospel to “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” – “is too difficult for You.”
“Nothing” – neither “the resurrection of the dead”; nor the “rescu[ing of Your saints] from the wrath to come”; nor the “making [of] all things new” – “is too difficult for You”.
Oh, brothers and sisters! Let us – both in this current situation, and in every other as well – believe and pray like Jeremiah!