by James Smith 1864
"There is nothing too hard for You!" Jeremiah 32:17
Jeremiah had to predict the long captivity of Israel and Judah; then he was directed to make a purchase in the land that was to be laid desolate; and having done what the Lord commanded him, deeply affected — he retired to pour out his heart before the throne of grace. Prayer fits us for our most arduous duties — and is a sweet relief when duty has been performed. We never prize the throne of grace — as we do when our hearts are overcharged with grief and sorrow, and no one but our heavenly Father can give us relief.
How deep the devotion, how solemn the reverence manifested by this prophet. "Oh! Lord God, behold; you have made the Heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm — there is nothing too hard for you!" God’s glorious works reveal his nature, and while they excite our admiration, they should strengthen our faith, and draw out our souls in prayer. Meditations on God’s greatness — should lead us to appeal to his goodness. When we see what he can do — we should inquire what he has promised to do — and then go and plead with him to do for us according to his word. There is nothing too hard for him. The appeal is to his understanding and his strength.