NOTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD“Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh–is there anything too hard for me?”–Jer. 32:26, 27
The believer has nothing to do in his religious life with anything, as his guide and directory, except with the Word of the Lord. Not with the “ifs” and the “buts” of unbelief–not with the changeful frames and experiences of the soul–not with the ever-varying providences of God–but with the Word of the Lord alone, eternally settled in heaven, and which lives and abides forever. With a “Thus says the Lord,” the believer may confound every suggestion of Satan, may silence every “if” and “but” of unbelief, rise above each shifting phase of Christian experience, and anticipate with confidence and composure the solemn moment of his departure out of this world to go unto the Father. Have we, in the course of our daily thoughts, met with a “Thus says the Lord” more precious and comforting than this–“Is anything too hard for Me? says the Lord”? Let us meditate upon it for a moment, and extract from it the honey that will enlighten and revive us even more than that which David’s weary and exhausted army experienced from the honey they found in the forest.
This condescending challenge of our God, while it conveys to us a gentle rebuke, contains also a self-evident truth. The answer of faith would admit of not a moment’s hesitation. The reason is simple. Can anything finite outdistance infinity? Can any difficulty confound it? Can any contingency thwart it? Can any demand exhaust it? Can any sin out-measure it? In a word, can anything be too hard for God? Oh, no! We deal with INFINITY, with whom nothing is too hard, and nothing impossible, except that He should lie. “That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible far God to lie, we might have a strong consolation.”
Jehovah has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103:19
Octavius Winslow, 1872