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devotional: day 28

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The prophet Jeremiah is praying. He shouts in praise to the God Who spoke the world into creation. That is the kind of power our God possesses. J.I. Packer said, “You will never need more than God can supply.” Jeremiah is making this confession: The God Who created the world can do anything. The best way to begin your praying is by praising God and extoling His greatness, His amazingness and His sovereignty.

You can picture through Jeremiah’s words, that God holds out His arms and declares, the world into being. God speaks, and it happens.

Jeremiah announces that “Nothing is too difficult” for God. “Difficult” means “beyond one’s power.” Our power is limited. We cannot do everything; we cannot be everywhere at once; and we do not know everything. However, when you line up your limitations with God’s limitless power, there is great security. You might ask, “God can what?” Fill in the blank. Whatever you need, God can. Whatever messy situation you find yourself in, God can. Whatever relationship is broken, God can. Whatever financial turmoil you may be facing, God can. Whatever issue you are facing, God can. Whatever worry or fear that is visiting your mind or heart, you must know that God can.

Confess to God, “Nothing is too difficult for You.” What is your “Nothing?” Whatever it is, God’s power can overcome it. He is the God of miracles.

Do you need a miracle in your life today? Begin by confessing to God that you believe He can!

Daily Do It

Today what is the most difficult thing you are facing? What is the most difficult relationship you are involved in? What is causing you worry, fear or angst? What is the worst-case scenario you are facing? What battle or struggle are you facing? Once you name your difficulty, take it to God, and pray the following, “Lord God, You have made the heavens and the earth because You possess all power. You spoke, and the world came into being. You have a solution to every problem, every issue, every circumstance. Today I bring before You my difficult situation of __________________________  (name the difficulty). I confess to You I do not know what to do next, but I bring it to You and seek Your wisdom and Your intervention. In this moment, I release the difficulty I face. I trust You to bring something from it that will glorify You, something that will help me become more like Jesus and something that will help others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Quote of the Day

“When we have nothing left but God, then we become aware that God is enough.”

— Agnes M. Royden