I had a terrible headache this morning. I figured it was time to “get up”, even though it was earlier than I wanted to. And yet, it was about the time I was trying to be up by weeks ago so I could fit in my quiet time before the boys were up.
That plan had crashed and burned long ago it seemed as I slept in more and more and then a couple trips out of town seemed to be the undoing of it all.
So I got up with my killer headache, took something to help with that and ate breakfast. For some reason turning on the tv didn’t seem “right”. I got my bible and sat down.
I didn’t really have a plan of where to read, although I am working my way through writing out the book of Mark. Sometimes I like to look at other passages. This morning I opened my bible- but before I made any decision on where to read, my eyes caught verse 17 of Jeremiah 32, where my bible was open to…
“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:”
vs. 18-19 ” Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name. Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:”
vs. 22-23 “And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandest them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:”
vs. 27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
The context here is about Israel’s failure to obey God. The bible clearly teaches that with obedience comes blessing from God and with disobedience/rebellion comes a curse. God’s chosen people were about to be taken captive.
Not only do I, indeed, need to be reminded that God not only blesses obedience in my life, but also will chasten me for my disobedience to Him (Deuteronomy 8:5-6 & Hebrews 12:6,7 & 11 ); but sometimes I need to be reminded that there is nothing too hard for him and that he does, indeed, have a plan for my life! (and this goes for YOU too!).
“Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:2-3 KJV
What are you trusting Him for today?
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