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Welcome! Welcome, dearest friends, to His Encouragement: Biblical Inspiration for Your Thursday. Every week, I join a few blogging friends to bring you a Bible passage and a little hope-filled discussion. We pray that these devotionals help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you.
‘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.
What verse has touched your heart this week? Share in the comments below!
Be sure to also visit my fellow bloggers and read their encouragement for your Thursday as well:
- Trisha of Joy of Reading
- Nicole of The Christian Fiction Girl
- Jessica of A Baker’s Perspective
- Becca of The Becca Files
- Gina of Stories by Gina
- Rev. Rebecca Writes
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