Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. – Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV
Jeremiah could not understand God’s request. He had asked him to buy a field in Jerusalem at a time when “the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans” (v. 24). This made no sense to Jeremiah. Why would God ask this? God reminded Jeremiah, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (v. 27).
His request was not a mistake. In fact, God had developed a plan Jeremiah could not understand at first. By buying the land in Judah, Jeremiah was assuring God’s people that He had not abandoned them. It was a sign of His continuing love and care.
How often do we react just like Jeremiah – puzzled by God’s will, doubting and questioning, surprised by the way our lives unfold? We go through situations that don’t seem to make sense. At times like these, we can be honest with God, like Jeremiah was. He would rather we talk with Him than grumble to others. We also need to learn to trust Him, to know that, in every circumstance, He is Almighty God.
Today, commit your way to the Lord. Let Him direct your steps. Ask Him your questions and be honest, always remembering that you can trust Him. He can do all things. Have faith in Him. And remember, His ways may not be your ways.
PrayerFather, I surrender my mind and will to You. Help me complete the work you have given me. I trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingJeremiah 32