The more you read through the pages of God’s Word, the more you begin to discover that we are privileged to be the children of the God who can do all things. The God who can speak into utter darkness and chaos and command light and order it to come shining through. The God that can breathe into a pile of dust and man becomes a living being. Our God is stronger than the strongest and mightier than the mightiest… there is nothing too hard for God.
In Jeremiah, we are able to examine the moments in his life to see the depth of the sincerity and heavy-laden dialogue that he had with the Lord. We can see what Jeremiah was going through and draw the conclusion that with the Holy Spirit’s help, there is truly nothing too hard for God.
Without a doubt, the more you read through the pages of God’s Word, the more you begin to discover how to be the children of a God who can do all things. He can bring out of barrenness a brand new life. Indeed, when we look at all that He has done from the beginning of time, we are supremely convinced that there is nothing too hard for God.
How often do you sit down and begin to recite all of the awesome things that Almighty God has done in your life? Begin to count them, from the very simple to the absolutely complex, thanking Him from the ordinary miracle, like taking your next breath, to the extraordinary gift of your redemption and everlasting life. When you take the time to do things like this, you begin to put on the garment of praise. And the prophet Isaiah said that when you put on the garment of praise, you lift the spirit of heaviness.
We all deal with the spirit of heaviness at times because this world is a very heavy world. At times you may start to wonder if indeed the life that you live is greater than you can bear. Rather than take the time to celebrate what God has done, you sit and you wonder. This wonder leads to confusion and confusion to doubt and then to depression and ultimately your depression can lead to despair. Somewhere in the midst of all of these feelings, you find yourself in the same place that the prophet Jeremiah finds himself.
Let’s look at some of the background on Jeremiah and his situation at this point in his life, which we will study more in-depth in this series. Jeremiah is serving a prison sentence because throughout his life, he has been preaching the impending doom and destruction of the city of Jerusalem. He has been saying that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is to take the city because of the sin that the people in Jerusalem have committed. Obviously, this is not a popular message with the locals.
While in prison, he begins to rehearse some of the great things that God has done. In doing so, Jeremiah asks God a question. In short, Jeremiah says, “Lord, you have told me to do something and I have done it, but have I heard you or have I missed it?”
How many times have you ever felt like that?
In response, God opens up to Jeremiah. He looks at Jeremiah and sees him sitting in prison and tells him, “Because you have obeyed Me, you will be blessed. “
I know there are many of you that are feeling exactly what Jeremiah felt. You know the confusion of walking in this life of faith where we do not walk by sight but through the Word of God and the voice of the Holy Spirit. With faith, we take one step at a time, believing that in everything we do, God is in command. Even so, at times along the path of faith, you will encounter a mountain that is so high you cannot see over it and so big you cannot imagine there is a way around it. At times you will wonder, like Jeremiah, “God, what am I doing here?” If you have obeyed the Lord, He will say, “You have obeyed Me and you are right where I want you to be, and because you have obeyed Me, I will bless you.”
Some of you may look at your life and it looks like a barren wasteland. You find yourself emotionally surrounded by the enemy of your soul. The devil has heaped doubt, gloom, depression and bitterness upon you. Maybe you have been over run financially and you think that life will never be the same again. Perhaps you are suffering through physical burdens you believe are greater than you can bear. In your constant struggles, you battle fear, rejection, doubt and rage.
I want you to get this series and know that what God did for Jeremiah, He will do for you. For God is the same yesterday, today and forever. The same God that kept His promise to Jeremiah is the same God who looks after you today. God looks at you and does not see you for what you are or what you are going through, He looks at you and sees all that you can be.
Maybe as you read this you are thinking, “You do not know what I need. You do not know where I am in my life.” And you are right. I do not know what you are going through, but God Almighty does. He knows exactly what you are going through and He says to you, “Put your hope in Me. Place your trust in Me. Believe in Me and I will lead you.”
God will make a way for your marriage to be mended, a way for your business to be brought back to life, and a way for you to be restored. He will make a way for you to have joy that is unspeakable and full of glory and peace that surpasses all understanding.
It is time to behave like you believe in order to be blessed. Your behavior can betray your belief and there is a way to stop this from happening. For if we behave accordingly, the Bible says, we will receive blessings beyond what we can contain.
Some of you may be facing impossible situations. Put your faith in the Word and in Him. Your faith will not make you look foolish. Hold on in confidence to what God has promised you. Sometimes the vision may tarry, but it will come to pass. Even though Jeremiah said, “God I do not understand.” Jeremiah still obeyed and he was ultimately blessed for it, in God’s time. I urge you to get this series, learn to put your faith in God and know that there is nothing too hard for God, and in God’s time, the reality of your faith will be seen.
Nothing Too Hard For God
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