This writing from Mrs. Susannah Spurgeon ministered greatly to me a few days ago. I hope it blesses you as much as it did me!
“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
Your difficulties and trials may not be comparable or similar to those of the Weeping Prophet, but they are very real and seemingly insurmountable to you. It is a fact that, of yourself, you can neither overcome nor endure them, so I want to remind you that the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that what was true of His power in Jeremiah’s time is as certainly true today, and that whatever present hardship may press upon you or whatever burden may be weighing you down, you – yes, you – may look up to Him with confident faith and say, “There is nothing too hard for Thee.”
Oh, the blessed peace that such an assurance brings! I do not know what your particular sorrow or hardship may be, but I do know that, whatever its nature – cruel, bitter, or hopeless – it is as “nothing” to Him. He is able to deliver you as easily as you can call upon Him for succor. An old writer says, “Our God delights in what men deem extremities. He waits for extremes, He tarries for crises. And why? In order that He should be looked up to for wisdom, strength, and deliverance, and that when deliverence comes, He should have all the glory.”
Now, dear friend, think of all the hard things there are in your life – hard circumstances, difficult duties, grievous pains, sore struggles, bitter disappointments, hard words, hard thoughts, a hard heart of your own, a hard heart in others. Gather all these, and many more together, and pile them one on another till you have one great mountain of affliction. Your God still calmly asks the question, “Is there anything too hard for Me?”