Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thurs., 8/4/16 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?' "

What a great comfort this word from God really is. Nothing is “too hard” for the Lord who created all that is, and has re-created the hearts of all the mem-bers of Christ’s true church. What obstacles are we facing today? They surely *are* “too hard” for us, and we should readily-acknowledge that—but they are not “too hard” for our God.

Statements like this one above (from Jeremiah’s prophecy), made by God, remind us never to lose heart, or hope. In Christ, all is well; and everything conspires for His church’s good and growth in grace. Let us rejoice in Jesus today; and thank God that He is so powerful.

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