December 5

Ah Lord God!  Behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).  “’Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for Me’” (Jeremiah 32:27)?  In a day when it seems there are multiple things that are too hard for us to handle, this statement and question in Jeremiah’s prophesy is especially comforting to me.  There is a story of a group of passengers on a flight across the country.  They began to hit some turbulence, and passengers started to become panic-stricken.  As the turbulence increased, so did the number of panicked passengers.  One lady noticed that one little boy remained totally calm through the entire traumatic situation.  When she asked him how he could remain so calm, he simply answered; “My Dad is the pilot.”  He was at peace because he had total confidence in the one who was controlling the plane.

Please don’t forget that our Father is in control no matter how much turbulence this life has in store for us.  Storms will come in any life.  Hard times will press upon all of us.  Difficulties will see insurmountable at times.  Take comfort that your Heavenly Father is in control. Take comfort that there is nothing that will come to your life that is too hard for Him.  After all, He is the One that stretched out His arm and in great power made the universe.  He is also the One that stretched out His arms on the cross to do the impossible.  He removed your sin-debt when Jesus died in your place.  No religion could accomplish this.  No pastor could offer this.  No amount of good works can satisfy the righteous demand of God. The Israelites must have felt they were in a hopeless situation with the Egyptians closing in and the Red Sea on the other side … but we know what God did there.  Daniel must have felt a little uneasy as he made his way through the hungry lions in that den … but we know what God did there.  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego must have felt a little tense as they stepped into the fiery furnace … but we know what God did there.  David must have felt somewhat uneasy looking at the heavily armored giant in the valley … but we know what God did there.  Elijah must have felt outnumbered by the 400 prophets and the 450 priests of Baal on Mt. Carmel … but we know how God brought fire down from Heaven.  Are you getting the picture?  I could name more, but I’m running out of space.  Your story and mine can be added to these if we will simply rest in our God.  Trust Him today, and write your own story of success in the face of failure.  This is our time to serve God.  Depend on Him and live for Him today!

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