Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
November 2 Scripture Selection: Jeremiah 31-32
Food for Thought: Jer. 32:17-19, 26, 27
A chorus we used to sing years ago was taken almost word for word from this passage (“Nothing is Too Difficult for Thee”). Jeremiah saw the condition of the people and the consequences of their wretched rebellion and at first wondered just how it would ever be turned around, how things would ever be right with his people, how could God promise that the people would return to their home land and serve Him. Then he reminded himself of God’s greatness beyond measure and declared that nothing is too difficult for Him to accomplish, even when the circumstances seemed impossible. And the Lord reassured him that there is nothing too hard for Him.
We take courage in that today, as well. No matter what the world looks like, no matter how badly our loved ones are behaving, no matter what our current conditions may be, NOTHING is too difficult for the Lord to handle. Jesus reiterated that in Matthew 19:26 saying, “with God all things are possible.” That is why He asks us to walk by faith and not by sight (II Cor. 5:7). (See also Luke 1:37 and Mat. 17:20.)
So instead of dwelling on the current situation, a better thing to do is to meditate on the greatness of God, all He has done, and do as He does: call the things that are not as though they were (Rom. 4:17). Everything is subject to change; nothing on earth is permanent, so we can anchor ourselves by faith in hope (which does not disappointment (Rom. 5:5)) and, as motive for great joy, worship the Lord for what He has done and what He will do.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):