Jeremiah 32:17 - Ah Lord God! Truly, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm, and there is nothing too hard for You.
Feeling like what you are going thorugh is impossible for God to fix? Does it appear that there is no way out of your situation? Has the enemy whispered in the ear of your heart and told you that your situaiton is too hard for God?
Nothing is too hard for the Lord. One of His attributes is Omnipotent which means the Lord our God has unlimited power and can do anything.
What we go through on a daily basis in life is truly too hard for the Lord? God asked this same question to abraham after sarah laughed upon hearing God promise to abraham of a son to him and sarah in their old age.
Here we are again seeing through scritpure where we are reminded that nothing is too hard for the Lord because with Him all things are possible.
In this text, Jeremiah was in prison, which was possibly a dungeon during this time in history. He was imprisoned for preaching an unpopular message of God's wrath for sin and idolatry by way of captivity for 70 years at the hands of their enemies, the Babylonians.
Jeremiah spoke what God told him to say to His the people: "I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylons, regardless of how hard you fight to defend it." Jerusalem would be conquered and the king would be captured was his direct message to them from God.
To sum up what Jeremiah was saying is to say "the defeat of His people is imminent says the Lord!" God will not allow idolatry and disobedience to go unpunished!
King Zedekiah didn’t like that prophetic message of defeat spoken by Jeremiah, therefore he threw the Prophet Jeremiah (God's Preacher) in prison.
How many people are like that today? When the Preacher says what says the Lord from the scripture they get mad at the Preacher. Get mad at God for it is He who gives seed to the sower. The Preacher is just the deliverer of God's message to God's people.
While in prison Jeremiah uncle came to him asking of him to purchase the family field for he was next in line for it and he did just that. The lesson to learn from the property deal was that God would restore the land back to His people, but, it would be after 70 years of captivity.
After the signing of the purchase deed and returning it to his uncle, Jeremiah prays to God with a sigh that was directed to God with these words "Ah Lord God".
In his prayer to God, Jeremiah recognized and praised the great power of God by confessing the truth that there is nothing too hard for God with these profound words "surely if You could make the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your stretched-out arms You could do anything."
What situation are you dealing with the that the enemy has convinced you that God can't fix it? Your God is the God of the impossible and His question to you on today "is there anything to hard for your God who not only created the universe and is in control of all its affairs, but that he also created you"? What is too hard for Him?
Is there anything too hard for the Lord? I must admit that sometimes life is hard and it's not always what we expect it to be at times and often times we do not anticipate being in the hard places we find ourselves in for very long but sometimes that is exactly what happens. We are there longer than we expect and longer than we want to be there.
I spent over 20 plus years in emotional and mental valleys, ditches and trenches of pain, suffering, one disappointment after another, heartache, tears, struggle, etc. and there were definitely times when I thought I was never gonna get out. Not that God was not able to get me out but that His timing was taking too long. Guess what? He kept my mind in tact in the midst of it all and I came out on the other side of through, stronger, wiser and better.
With the help of the Holy Spirit and daily spending hours in the word of God with God, I was able to remain stable mentally in the midst of what seemed like never ending chaos and stress for years.
The suffering I endured not only forced me to God but it also brought me into a closer relationship with God and dependency upon Him because there were times when I could not go to the left, right, front or backwards. I just had to stand still and trust God.
Hold on people of God! Trust Him in the process! If you do not give up and faint you too will possess the land.
It is in the "HARD" places of life where our patients grows and where we are strengthen for the next journey and the "hard place" that we will also encounter there.
Olive has to be pressed and crushed for the oil to come out. We do not want to go through anything but we want the fullness of all that God has for us. Let me tell you this, you WILL NOT get it apart from pain and suffering.
Search the scriptures and you will see how God's people who did a great work for God suffered. Jeremiah in this text is proof. The Apostle Paul in the new testament is proof. NO CROSS, NO CROWN!
We ALL must pray and ask God to daily help us trust Him and take Him at His Word that is found in his bible so that we can refute the lies of the enemy that comes to our minds that tells us the opposite of what God says to us and concerning us in Him.
When Jeremiah considers the work of God hands he understands that he is serving a God with Whom nothing shall be impossible for the heavens above us and the world around us declare the power and Person of God.
Not only does the work of God declares who God is but also creation declares Him to be the God of the impossible.
It is the Lord our God who give us the power through His Holy Spirit to perservere in hard times and in hard places in life.
No one can stop God’s plans or promises for your life or mine for they are irreversible. He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
God does whatever He please when He please and how He is pleases to do it.
While Jeremiah was forced to remain in an unpleasant place called prison, He reflected on the power of God which brought about hope and comfort within him for he is reminded through what He know to be true about God that nothing is too hard for the Lord and we must do the same.
Is there anything too hard for the Lord? No, nothing is impossible with God.
People of God, get refocus through the Word of God.
Bless you all on today.