“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”
Jeremiah was a prophet in Jerusalem before it’s destruction in 586 BC. He suffered continual rejection, imprisonment and physical abuse but he foretold that God would establish a new covenant with His people and this prophecy was fulfilled through Christ. In the tenth year of his reign the Lord spoke to Jeremiah, through Anathoth, his cousin, to purchase a field. According to custom, the deed was placed in a pottery jar for preservation and the Jeremiah, prayed this prayer to His God.
“Ah sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by Your power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”.
With this purchase he was making an investment in the future that God had promised as well as a declaration of faith in the Lord’s words for the restoration of His people. His prayer was calm, affirming and worshipful and Jeremiah was confident that a difficult situation placed in the sovereign hands of One who fashioned the whole of heaven and earth could and would fulfill His promise.
Are you in need of restoration? A family, a life, a church, a job, a business? What’s in your life that seems impossible to restore? Place it in the potter’s hands for safe keeping and pray as Jeremiah prayed. Let a Sovereign God, who is in control of all things fulfill His promise of restoration. Nothing is too difficult for the creator of life and all things. The Sovereign, all knowing God who made you, is quite capable of sustaining you. He won’t beg to help and He won’t interfere, but He stands ready and waiting for the invite to come along beside and lift you above the circumstances if need be…He’s a God of reconciliation and restoration. Let Him do what He does so well.