Too Hard

15 07 2015

Have you ever just stood in the moment wondering if and when it was ever going to let you have some peace? We all find ourselves surrounded by circumstances in which we spend more time getting up from the rug being pulled out from under us than we do on our feet. In it is in those times when we feel bruised and beat up by our struggles and heartaches that God gently reminds us of an important truth.

Jeremiah was a prophet in the Old Testament. In the middle of very difficult times, God made Jeremiah a series of amazing, fantastic, some would say impossible promises about the future. Jeremiah looks at the reality around him and shakes his head. He wonders how the promises of God can fit with the present that is pressing in so hard on his heart. “The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, ‘Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?’” – Jeremiah 32:26-27.

That is the truth that God wants to engrave on our hearts. He longs for our faith to be defined by His power and presence, rather than the problems, perils, and puzzles that seem so impenetrable in our eyes. Interestingly, God’s promises don’t change Jeremiah’s present. The hard circumstances in which he stands don’t just suddenly melt away. God’s promises give Jeremiah, and us, the courage, the perspective, and the strength to see that God is moving even when we feel stuck.

My Jesus Resolution today is to look at my problems and repeat God’s promises. It doesn’t matter where I find myself today, God is with me and nothing is impossible with my God. My struggles may not be immediately resolved. I may have to continue to weather the storm. I may have to cling to His hand with all I have, but I know my God is for me and nothing is too hard for His love to see me through.


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15 07 2015
Ann

Thank you, Cassandra. I am at the end of my rope today. I am going to put the Jeremiah scripture on my bathroom mirror for a reminder!

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