“- – -There is nothing too hard for Thee” Jeremiah 32:17
Facing the challenges of his day, James Smith, predecessor to Charles Spurgeon, wrote these words to his congregation in 1864. In in effort to convince you that no challenge we face is beyond God’s ability, I can do no better than remind you of what he wrote. We must not allow the obstacles to blind us to the opportunity, lest we lose it. Doubt spells death! Only as we have faith to follow can we expect to be fruitful.
“I know that You can do everything.”
“He does according to His will among the armies of Heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth.”
“He works all things after the counsel of His own will.”
Nothing is too hard for God — no change in providence — however it may appear improbable, or impossible to us. He could bring water out of the flinty rock. He could supply quail to satisfy the needs, and gratify the lusts of His people in the desert. He could feed Elijah for twelve months by ravens, and for two years and a half more, by a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in the widow’s cruse. He could inundate Samaria with plenty — in the midst of famine and fearful desolation. If He wills it . . .
the fire shall not burn the three Hebrew youths,
nor the lions injure Daniel,
nor death hold Lazarus in the tomb.
What He has done — He can do; for He is the same. And if necessary for the glory of His name — He will do it, for He will not allow His name to be polluted.
“Providence” is simply God at work — at work for . . .
the accomplishment of His decrees,
the fulfillment of His promises,
the manifestation of His character, and
the present and eternal welfare of His people.
He can . . .
give whatever we need,
do whatever we need, and
glorify Himself in giving to us, and working for us!
If I could add anything to this it would be this–“we have no might– – – neither know we what to do : but our eyes are upon thee.(2 Chron. 20:12)