His Encouragement: Nothing is too hard for God

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This post is part of the series His Encouragement

Other posts in this series:

  1. His Encouragement: Biblical Inspiration for your Thursday
  2. His Encouragement: Psalm 147:3
  3. His Encouragement: Psalm 37:3

Welcome! Welcome, dearest friends, to His Encouragement: Biblical Inspiration for Your Thursday. Every Thursday, a few blogging friends and I will each bring you a Bible passage and a little hope-filled discussion. We pray that these Thursday posts help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you.

Today’s Scripture

‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 31:17, ESV

About four weels ago we welcomed our third child into the world. As amazing, awe-inspiring as a new baby is, the first three to four weeks with a newborn infant are hard!

The mother is recovering from the physically demanding acts of pregnancy and childbirth and emotional due to dramatic yet natural shifts in hormones. The baby is adjusting to life – eating, sleeping, crying. Everyone is sleep-deprived, and there may even be added stress due to other factors.

Not that I am complaining. The Lord has blessed us with three wonderful, healthy boys. We are so grateful, especially during this time when some of our family and friends are currently experiencing hardships and tragedies.

Seasons of life

Each season in life has its challenges, and they should not be compared to each other because they are all different.

Whatever your challenging circumstance – health crisis, financial strain, broken relationships, work-related stress, unexplainable tragedy or loss – there may be times when you, too, struggle and find it just too overwhelming.

There can be moments, especially in the lonely, quiet hours between 2am and 6am, when the challenges seem too hard to handle.

Nothing is too hard for God

Yet as Jeremiah reminds us in today’s verse, nothing is too hard for God. He is the one who spoke the world into existence, who formed us and gave us the breath of life. He loves and cares for each of us as a precious individual.

There will be things in this life we cannot fully comprehend. This world has been marred by sin and unlike the Lord, who can see the entire tapestry of time, we only see the string that represents our life – and even then, only a small part of it. We cannot see how our string weaves together with the strings of others and what role it plays in the big picture.

However, one day soon, Christ will return in glory and sin will be no more. All our questions will be answered, and everything will be made clear. Until that day, take comfort in knowing that our present and future are safe in God’s hands and nothing is too hard for Him.

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8 Replies to “His Encouragement: Nothing is too hard for God”

  1. I love your post today. That brand-new infant stage was SO hard. I’m definitely praying for you and your family. My hardest issue was (and still is) patience.

    I really appreciate when you say, “Each season in life has its challenges, and they should not be compared to each other because they are all different.” We do have a tendency to compare tragedies. All humans are different. What seems hard to me may not be so hard to someone else, and vice versa. It’s really all about God using those moments to strengthen us and grow us.

    Great post today!

    1. Well said! It is easy during the challenges of life to get stuck focusing on the negative – I know, I sometimes do!. But if we do that, we may miss out on the opportunities to grow, both in reflecting Christ’s character and our relationship with Him.

      Patience is something I’m working on, too!

  2. Thank you for sharing this verse today!! My heart is heavy this morning, as last evening I found out that my Grandma’s sister, Edna fell asleep in Jesus. Aunt Edna was such a warm and loving lady. She mothered everyone and loved everyone. For a few years when I was in middle school, Aunt Edna lived next door to us. Her door was always open. She would give us treats and spoil us, she wasn’t afraid to let us know if we did wrong, but her arms were always open for a big hug, and lots of love!
    My Grandma passed away 4 years ago, and Aunt Edna happily stepped into the roll of Grandma.

    1. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. My deepest condolences. It is never easy when a dear one falls asleep in Jesus, but we have the promise that death is not a final goodbye. It is more of a: “See you when Jesus comes!” You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. May the promises of God bring comfort and ease the pain of sorrow.

    1. Thank you! The hardest thing for me is the lack of sleep in the early days… I become short tempered after three or four days with little or no sleep. Fortunately, this little one settled into a predictable sleep pattern by week three. Praise the Lord!

    1. Thank you and a very happy anniversary to you! May you have a wonderful day and weekend. And may the Lord answer your prayer in a way that will bring you great joy. *hug*

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