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When Your Problems Seem Too Big

“Nothing is too hard for you.”

Jeremiah looked out over his city and saw only ruin. Jerusalem had been conquered, her walls had been torn down, and now her people were being deported. Everywhere he looked, he saw destruction, pain and suffering. It seemed impossible to envision things ever getting better.

At times, it’s hard to understand what is going on in our world. Jeremiah couldn’t make much sense of what was happening in his. Only one thing held him steady: his trust in God. In the midst of such a horrible moment, Jeremiah confessed that God, and God alone, can bring good from something that is so bad.

“Ah, Lord God! It’s you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

Jerusalem and her people would face a long road ahead. There was more pain and suffering to come. Rebuilding the city would never be easy, but the prophet knew that God could renew and revive the city and the people. The creator of everything good could make it happen. In him, they would place their trust.

There might be a dozen impossible situations before you today – or maybe there is just one. Whatever it is, remember that for the maker of heaven and earth, nothing is too difficult. Our hope for a better future lies in our confession that we believe this and trust in Him.

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