“This is what the Lord says, ‘He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar–the Lord Almighty is His name.’” (Jeremiah 31:35). . . . “Ah, Sovereign Lord, Yoy have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17)
There have been some times lately, when I have felt like giving up. Sometimes I just get sick of how hard life is with a chronic illness. Even when I think things may have settled down into something a little easier, there seems to be new challenges that come along.
I can allow my days to become weighed down by problems, worries, and fears. The meager efforts that take so much energy, yet seem to be fairly fruitless in their outcome. The worry that robs me of peace and rest.
These verses above, remind me that the Lord is so powerful. He speaks and the things that we sometimes take for granted, like day and night, continue to happen just at the right time. God demonstrates His power by what He created and continues to show us every day.
Jeremiah also reminds me that when life seems too hard for me–nothing is too hard for God. When the problem I see ahead of me, seems like there is no solution, I need to remember that this problem is not too hard for God. I don’t have to solve it in my own strength–God is there and He sees a solution.
Sometimes I try to do things on my own and I think that’s when I end up feeling I want to give up, because it’s just too hard. But I’m not meant to do it on my own. I need that outstretched arm of God to help me. I need to trust in Him.
Prayer: Father, when I seek to do things on my own, help me to trust in You and remember that nothing is too hard for You. Thank You that when we want to give up, You never give up on us. Amen.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life, and the lessons He is teaching her, as she lives with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to travel when she is able. You can contact her in the Sunroom.
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What do you do when you feel you have reached the point where things are just too hard? Are there people, Bible passages that you turn to for help?