“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27 NLT)
Life presents us with many challenges, fears within and problems around us. Our emotions tell us that things will never change. Our circumstances never catch God by surprise. At times like these, we must believe that there is nothing too difficult for God.
The Bible says that “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31b NLT) At this point some of you are probably saying to yourselves, then why are all these things happening to me? Romans 8: 28 (NLT) tells us that all things work together for our good. It does not say that all things are good but that he works then for our ultimate benefit. There is one conditional part of this promise, “those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Sometimes we try to live our lives as we see fit, regardless of God’s reasonable requirements, yet still expecting him to work everything out for our good. In this case, the limitations are not with God, but with us.
Even in our willful disobedience, God through discipline seeks to change us for our good. God is at work in us to give us the desire to obey him and to do what pleases him Philippians 2: 13 NLT. Think about your greatest fear. Bring to mind that problem in your life that will not seem to go away. Ask this question. Is anything too hard for God? Then allow the Word of God to answer that question. “I am the Lord…….is anything too hard for me?”
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Ken Barnes the author of “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places” YWAM Publishing