Jeremiah 32:17 “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!
I needed to hear these words today … especially those last few words at the end of the verse, “Nothing is too hard for you!”
When you have one of those days … Girlfriend, you KNOW the kind I’m talking about … when it feels like things are less than “desirable.” And that’s saying it LIGHTLY … what my insides are really saying is AWFUL …
What is the first thing you do?
Of course, the right thing to do is take it (whatever “it” may be) to The Lord in prayer, right? But do I do this faithfully? What about those times I fail to do that, and try to “solve” my issues on my own strength?
Now that I think about it … why would I even attempt to do that? When I read a Scripture verse like the one above that says nothing is too hard for God, what could possible convince me that I could handle my own troubles?
Influences … peer pressure … social media … pride …
If I’m totally honest with myself ~~ and you, Girlfriend ~~ I’d have to come clean here and admit the foolishness in this mindset. After all, whenever I attempt to fix my mess, I only make it worse ~~ sometimes I create a whole new set of problems.
Maybe it’s my tendency to think I’m a BIG Girl now, and can single-handedly take care of myself. Wrong! Could it be those old tapes that say “you’re an independent woman, and don’t need to cry out for help.” (Slapping head!)
Or is it …
That I don’t think God values me enough to take care of all of me? I mean, I know God loves me ~~ He sent Jesus to die for me. So, why don’t I think He will take care of everything that concerns me?
I confess right here that I don’t place a high value on myself. I’m one of those that tends to think the rest of the world has much more important issues to be dealt with, and my puny little world has little significance in the grand scheme of things.
Problem with this kind of thinking is that I tend to transfer this craziness to the way I think God sees me. Is this insane or what?!
Because I am His Inheritance and He is mine, He declares He will take care of my every need ~~ NOTHING is too hard for Him.
Ephesians 1:4, 11 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
Before the world began, God had me and you in mind. We are loved and chosen and redeemed❣️
It’s totally ok to confess this erroneous thinking ~~ because that’s exactly what it is! But it’s in the confession that I receive God’s forgiveness for believing a lie that He doesn’t value me enough to take care of my daily needs. Whether it’s concerning a job, a relationship, or paying debts.
Nothing is too hard for Him.
I need to call on God for those little incidentals in my day ~~ those trivial mishaps ~~ those HUGE blunders ~~ those bigger than life “giants” that seem to keep stomping all over my turf.
Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
Can I get an “amen” to this Scripture verse?
Believing God has my back (and front and sides and top and bottom) is not a sign of weakness ~~ it’s actually a sign of strength. The strength to go against my flesh with the power of the Holy Spirit and let Him take care of all of me.
I feel like I can exhale into that ~~ don’t you, Girlfriend?
“Father God, I ask your forgiveness for all the times I allowed my pride to overshadow Your Love for me. I thank you for always picking me up and embracing me in spite of me. I receive a freshness now, Lord, a renewal of Your Devotion to me. I exhale into Your Arms and trust in Your Will for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~