“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” — Jeremiah 32:27
The day started like many others: awake at dawn after a night of tossing and turning. I was near the end of treatment, but steroids provided restless sleep at best. My plans for the day were to attend my exercise class, but I didn’t have the energy. After I decided to stay home, discouragement hit.
Sometimes, like that day, discouragement plays havoc with my faith. I lose sight of who God is and what He is able to do. I focus on my situation and dwell on what’s not right rather than focus on God.I focus on my situation and dwell on what’s not right rather than focus on God. Click To Tweet
Ever been there?
Psalm 78:12–16 speaks of God’s mighty deeds for Israel in the land of Egypt and in the wilderness after He delivered them. “Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; and He made the waters stand up like a heap. In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink in abundance like the depths. He also brought streams out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.”
What an awesome God we serve.
Whatever you’re facing, remember this:
The God who parted the sea is able to meet your needs.
The God who led Israel with the cloud by day and with the fire by night is able to guide you.
The God who split the rocks in the wilderness and gave drink in abundance is able to provide for you.
He is a good, good Father, and nothing, absolutely nothing, is too difficult for Him.
Father, marvelous things You did for Israel. You led them out of Egypt. You parted the sea. You made water come from the rocks and gave them drink in abundance. You are a good, good Father and we thank You.
Lord, if this woman is discouraged or is facing difficult circumstances, I pray she will remember that nothing, absolutely nothing, is too difficult for You. May she trust You and rest in Your unfailing love. In Jesus’ name, amen.
About Hope for the Valley
Hope for the Valley is the ministry God has entrusted to J.K. Stewart—wife, breast cancer survivor, and follower of Jesus Christ. Soon after her diagnosis, she started a women’s cancer support group. Two years later, she launched Hope for the Valley, a website of devotions and prayers for women with cancer. J.K. lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s either studying her Bible, walking her dog, or vacuuming pet hair. Connect with her and the ministry of Hope for the Valley on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.