Too Hard?

Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:26-27

These are very simple verses which ask a very simple question: “Is there anything too hard for me?”  As Christians, it is easy to answer this question.  We would boldly say “No, there is nothing too hard for God.”  Period.  And we would strongly believe that.  But how often has our flesh reared its ugly head and questioned that simple statement?  How often have we been troubled with doubts about His ability to do “any thing?”  How often have we lived as though that truth were in question? 

God is God.  He can do anything.  He has the power to do anything and He has the prerogative to do anything.  He is God.  He created everything around me (including myself).  Not only did He create it, He formed it from nothing.  We applaud the genius of man when someone takes things that have been created (things such as paints and canvas, for example) and rearranges them in a pleasing manner.  God did not merely rearrange already existing things to make the world around us; He formed the world around us from nothing.  A God Who is capable of that surely knows nothing that is “too hard.”  Now for the point of this obvious assertion that God is God:

How little faith do we sometimes have in this infinite God!  If it is true that God can do anything (and He can), and He has told us to come to Him and to make our requests know to Him (and He has), then why do live with so little faith?  If we really believe that there is nothing “too hard” for God, why do we find ourselves living like don’t believe it so often?

We need to pray, like the disciples, “Lord, increase our faith.”  (Luke 17:5)

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben 🙂

    Great post! (Even though I have to think so much this early in the morning 🙂 )

    “If we really believe that there is nothing “too hard” for God, why do we find ourselves living like don’t believe it so often”
    I like when He answers fairly quickly but He doesn’t always do that. While I wait, I am trusting but each day is like a test. I am learning to ‘not lose heart’ (per Deb), while willing my heart to believe that nothing is too hard for Him. Ten years are but a moment in His eyes.

    Here’s Deb for you: http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/what-not-to-lose/

    Blessings and thanks again for your encouraging words.

    Choosing to trust and wait,
    ann

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    • I loved Deb’s post. And I know that I have been waiting on things for a long time, and I know others who have been praying for something for a very long time. Treating each day like a test is a good idea, for it may be just that. That’s something I have had to learn (and am still learning 🙂 ) God deals in His time, not mine.

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  2. Ouch. I may not even be aware that I’m thinking that He’s not able.Or maybe I’m thinking too, that He doesn’t want to. That I’m somehow off His radar. Thanks Ben, for the confidence in God this post brings. 🙂

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    • I would think that we would never (or almost never) consciously think that He is not able. It’s when that subconscious attitude starts to creep in that we start having trouble. And I agree that often it’s simply a feeling that we are “off His radar.” Of course, we know that’s not the case, but sometimes our flesh deceives us. Something to think about. Thanks!

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