MAY 26 – TOO HARD FOR GOD?

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

—Jeremiah 32:27

What does it mean to us, that God Almighty has all the power there is? It means that since God has the ability always to do anything He wills to do, then nothing is harder or easier with God. “Hard” and “easy” can’t apply to God because God has all the power there is. Hard or easy applies to me….

God, who has all the power there is, can make a sun and a star and a galaxy as easily as He can lift a robin off a nest. God can do anything as easily as He can do anything else.

This truth applies specifically to the area of our unbelief. We hesitate to ask God to do “hard” things because we figure that God can’t do them. But if they are “easy” things, we ask God to do them. If we have a headache we say, “Oh God, heal my headache.” But if we have a heart condition, we don’t ask the Lord about that, because that’s “too hard” for the Lord! What a shame! Nothing is hard for God—nothing whatsoever. Nothing! In all God’s wisdom and power He is able to do anything as easily as He is able to do anything else. AOGII084

Lord, no matter where You lead me today or what circumstances come my way, I rest in the knowledge that there is no such thing as “hard” or “easy” with You. Amen. [1]


26–27 It appears that the Lord quickly answers Jeremiah’s prayer, and in quite striking a manner, throwing back on Jeremiah in the form of a question (v. 27) what he stated as a fact in v. 17: Jeremiah, do you really believe that nothing is too difficult for me? (cf. also Ge 18:14 for the same rhetorical question as a challenge to unbelief). I know you said it as part of your confession, but is it reality to you? (The phrase, “the God of all flesh/mankind” [bāśār] is found only here [for a similar description, cf. Job 12:10; note also Jer 31:1].)[2]


32:26–27 God confirms Jeremiah’s confession (v. 17); he is the Creator of all flesh, and nothing is too hard for him to accomplish.[3]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[2] Brown, M. L. (2010). Jeremiah. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Jeremiah–Ezekiel (Revised Edition) (Vol. 7, p. 414). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[3] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 1433). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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