Our Mighty God
Ah Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” Jeremiah 32:17
Nothing is too hard for God. Let that truth settle in your mind and heart for a few moments. It is an amazing thought. The evidence of this truth is everywhere at all times, visible and invisible. The air we breathe, the sun that warms the earth, and the unseen galaxies in outer space were all made by God’s great power. The first recorded words He spoke, “Let there be light,” began an incredible relationship between God and the people He created for His glory.
Why is it so hard for us to believe that God is all-powerful? On one hand, we take His power for granted in many ways. The air we breathe, gravity, the earth’s rotation, and waking up in the morning are all gifts from His hands. How often do we thank God for these gifts or even give them a second thought? And yet on the other hand, we worry and fret over the details of life. Money, relationships, and jobs can send us into a tailspin of anxiety and despair.
Jeremiah 32:17 is like a deep, calming breath. When overwhelming thoughts and feelings begin to inch their way into our minds, we can remember that our Sovereign LORD made the heavens and the earth by His great power; and nothing is too hard for Him. Whether big or small, important or mundane, seen or unseen – nothing is too difficult for God Almighty.
We must intentionally practice remembering and focusing on the character of God and His mighty works. For all eternity, we will ever run out of reasons to praise and trust in Him. This is not an automatic reaction to stress, however – at least not at first. But it is a spiritual discipline that can be cultivated in the heart and mind. When doubts and fears come, when outside pressures seem stronger than faith, we must choose to take in the deep, calming breath of God’s Word and rest there. Remember, He said Himself; nothing is too hard for your God.
Dear Father, You have made the heavens and the earth. Your power is limitless and Your grace is extravagant. Why do I doubt? Why do I fear? Why do I worry when You are my God? Increase my faith, Lord. Bring to my mind the truths in Your Word in times of stress so I can cling to You, and not to my feelings. Thank You for always being faithful to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.