Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with challenges we as a family face. The burden parents and grandparents bear can just about paralyze us as we struggle to maintain our focus and trust in God. Many of you understand this kind of burden; many of you are walking through similar circumstances.
“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1).
We need to be reminded that our omnipotent Lord is able to do anything; there is nothing too difficult for Him. The rankest sinner is able to be saved; the filthiest life is able to be cleansed. The lowest depression is able to be lifted; the highest mountain is able to be climbed. The most difficult situation is able to be resolved; the most rebellious life is able to be redeemed. There is NOTHING too difficult for Him.
The next time you feel overwhelmed with life’s burdens, or if you think you’ve strayed too far or failed Him one too many times, remember His arm cannot be shortened. Remember His mercy endures forever. Remember His blood is all-powerful and its purifying power is total and complete.
Finally, remember His ear is never too heavy to hear your prayer. He will never turn a deaf ear to you. He has the answer—He IS the answer for all our problems. Our omnipresent Lord is in the midst of each situation before we even know there IS a “situation”.
As you think about Isaiah 59:1 today, take a moment to thank the Lord for His overwhelming love and mercy, and His tender care. Regardless of what things look like to us, nothing is too difficult for Him … absolutely nothing.
Father, so many times we find ourselves ashamed to approach You because we have allowed circumstances of life to cloud our vision and challenge our trust. Forgive us for “shortening” Your hand. Father, thank You for your overwhelming love and mercy . . . thank You for Your tender care . . . thank You that there is nothing too difficult for You. Amen.
“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” (Jeremiah 32:17)
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