Jeremiah 32:17 – “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
Jeremiah 32:27 – “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? “ NKJV
Have you discovered that you occasionally find yourself facing situations which appear or are IMPOSSIBLE? Have you ever encountered circumstances so totally beyond your control that you were reduced to despair? Welcome to the real world. You just came to the banks of one of the uncrossable rivers of life. That reminds me of the chorus from an old gospel song:
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable;
Got any mountains you can’t tunnel through?
God specializes in things tho’t impossible;
And He can do what no other can do!
It is simply a reality that if you are not ‘now’ in a seemingly impossible situation you have been in one and are headed toward one. If things are difficult right now wait for the impossible, or as a man I know likes to say, “Cheer up it will get worse.” Difficulties are a natural part of life. The issue is not IF we will face seemingly impossible situations but HOW we will handle them. The question is WHERE will we find the faith, character and strength to deal with them?
I believe that the outcome depends largely if not entirely on your OUTLOOK or PERSPECTIVE. Are you viewing your circumstances from strictly an earthly perspective or are you seated with Christ looking down on it from a heavenly one? I have found four key scriptures that deal with the issue of the IMPOSSIBLE and two of them are listed above with the other two being in Luke’s gospel.
In Jeremiah 32:17 we read that NOTHING is too difficult for God and almost everyone would agree. If that is true, and it is, then ALL that we have been calling IMPOSSIBLE are POSSIBLE with God. This passage in the Hebrew is incredibly emphatic and could rightly be rendered: “No, nothing, absolutely nothing for you (Oh God) is extraordinary. Nothing is outside the realm of your ability!” Then, why do we worry and fret as much as we do? The answer to that question will determine much.
The bottom line is WHO God is and that involves far more than just His power but refers to His character. IF we are to walk in faith then God’s character must become a settle issue. IF we rest in God’s character we can trust His promises and experience His power. We will no longer be tossed about by circumstances but stand firmly on the revelation of His character. It is when we resolve the issue of character with God that we find peace with WHO God is and WHO we are in Him. It is there that the issue of faith moves from HOW MUCH to HE IS. The life of faith is not a merchant-shopper relationship it is covenant. Mark said: Have the faith of God. Paul said: The life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God. We read: I live, but it is not I, it is Christ… We know that faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the Word of God so the more developed we are in our relationship with God the more we realize the absence of fear and doubt. We become secure in our relationship and confident in times of trouble because we KNOW HIM.
Fretting is an evidence of our insecurity in WHO God is and WHO we are in Him. Therefore we must quickly and completely settle the issue of God’s existence, character and ability. Jeremiah 32:27 brings us the proposal of God to substitute the word IMPOSSIBLE with ANYTHING and then fill in the blank. Is (whatever we face) too difficult for me? Only if I am going in my strength is it too difficult. The issue is and will be: “Is anything too difficult for God?”
I want to do just a little more on this so we will pause here and ask God’s blessings upon you as you meet this day with the Joy of the Lord! Blessings!