THURSDAY, APRIL 9
Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
Jeremiah 32:17 (ESV)
PUT THE IMPOSSIBLE INTO HIS HANDS
When Jesus entrusted His spirit to God, He entrusted Himself in His Father’s “hands.” There is no other place you would rather be than in the Father’s hands. With His hands, He placed the stars in place and spun the earth on its axis. With His hands, He measures the span of the universe. With His hands, He created man out of dust. And your Father’s hands are big enough to handle any impossible situation that comes into your life. To Abraham and Sarah, God asked, “Is anything too hard for God?” (Genesis 18:14 ESV). In Matthew 19:26 (ESV), Jesus said that with His Father “all things are possible.”
A little boy one day was trying to pick up a rock. He said, “Dad, it’s too heavy.” He said, “Son, you can do it.” The boy strained and tried, but he said, “Dad, it’s too heavy.” The father insisted, “Son, you can do it.” He tried again. “Dad, it’s too heavy.” He said, “Son, you’re not using all your strength.” “Dad, I am. I am. It’s too heavy.” “Son, you’re not using all your strength.” “Dad, why do you keep saying I’m not using all my strength? The rock is too heavy.” “I know you’re not using all your strength, because you haven’t asked me to help yet.” There is more strength available to you than what you have. So whatever the impossible situation is before you, place it in the powerful hands of your Heavenly Father, and trust Him.
Can you think of a time that God has done something humanly impossible in your life? Do you face a seemingly impossible situation in your life right now? Write a prayer to the Lord asking for His power to work in a challenging circumstance in your life.
To the church at Ephesus, Paul stated, “His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20 CEV). Thank the Lord for His might power available to you to accomplish more than what He has put on your heart.