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JEREMIAH 32:27 : “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”
A rather sickly woman had been deserted by her husband. He left her with three preschool children, a mangy dog, a broken-down, second-floor flat and many bills. One morning she discovered that the mutt had chosen her only good pair of shoes as a chew stick. The youngest baby had cried the night through with colic.
As she was preparing breakfast, the power went off because the bill hadn’t been paid. Then the dog decided to play tug of war with the tablecloth, pulling all the dishes and food onto the floor. Just then she heard a commotion out in the street.
Running to the kitchen, she opened the window and a man below yelled out, “Garbage man.” Her only reply was, “Okay, send it up.”
Times were like that for Jerusalem too. The Chaldeans had raised siege mounds around the city. Famine and pestilence stalked the streets. Jeremiah was on the verge of losing all hope for survival. His whole life seemed like a garbage heap–and each day only added a little more to the pile.
But in the midst of this doom and gloom, God said to him, “Is there anything too hard for Me?” Even preserving the prophet’s life in the midst of disaster was not an impossible task for God.
Life gets rough sometimes. Illness strikes, financial troubles threaten us, family problems dog our steps. At best, most people just hope they can scramble to the top as each new load of garbage gets dumped on them. But you don’t have to live like that. God says, “Things can be better for you because I am with you–and nothing is too difficult for Me.” Even your most troublesome circumstances simply become a stage on which God demonstrates that nothing is hopeless with Him.
If your situation is causing you to despair, listen to what the Lord has to say to you: “Is anything too hard for Me?” Take confidence in the fact that the omnipotent God is on your side.


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