Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thurs., 8/4/11 Devotion (Jer. 32:26-27)

Today's encouragement comes from Jeremiah 32:26 & 27, where we read these remarkable words:

"Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 'Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?' "

When we look around us, we see that things are not in good shape. Some once-noble denominations are biting the dust. Because of this, governments are at sea, and families are disintegrating. So, in light of this, what are we to do? Should we throw in the towel? Should we cry, "Uncle"?

No. Nothing is too hard for God. He has rebuilt His church in the past; and He will do the same again. God delights in showing His strong arm, just when all seems to be lost. Let us trust Him. As we are in Jesus, we are on the winning side.

[Puritan quote of the day: "God often saves His church by despicable instruments. He makes use of rotten rags." --Thomas Watson, in his sermon, "Comfort for the Church"]