Is This A 1 to 10 On The Hardness Scale?

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“I am the Lord. I am the God of all people. Is anything too hard for me?”

Jeremiah 32:27

In our homeschool journey, we recently studied Mohs Hardness Scale. This scale is used to identify mineral specimens by comparing their hardness to  the ten minerals on the scale. Talc is the least hard with diamonds being the hardest and knife-blades and fingernails and copper pennies and other minerals falling somewhere in between.

A scale like this apparently works for mineral identification but I think there is a tendency to put God’s ability to perform a miracle on our behalf on a hardness scale. Things like healing from a headache may be a one, healing from cancer a 10, saving a loved one, maybe a 7 and so on.

This verse tells us, though, and this would be God speaking, that nothing is too hard for Him. Nothing. Not cancer, not a marriage that seems to be falling apart, not turning an ugly financial picture around, not bringing home that wayward child, not releasing one from an addiction. Nothing. Nothing is too big to believe for and nothing is so small that we can’t “bother” God with it. He cares about the headaches and the cancers and the addictions that would rob of us a blessed journey.

I think a tremendously great miracle is that the Lord, the God of all people, cares about you and me and knows the situation we find ourselves in. And because of His great love for us, He steps in. He intervenes. He sent Jesus to show us the way to Him, and when Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, God raised Him up and seated Him at His own right hand where Jesus lives to intercede for us.  What a tremendous miracle that the God of all people cares that much about even one person, me. And you.

If God would give us that great a miracle, why would anything less be too difficult for Him?  Why would He withhold anything from us when He has already given us His best?

Whatever the difficulty you are going through, know that God hasn’t forgotten you, He hasn’t abandoned you, He still has great plans for your life and nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for Him to take care of.

You are the Lord, the God of all people, and yet You hear me when I cry out to You. You are intimately acquainted with all my ways and You know the best way to help me through this time. Nothing is too hard for you, and my concerns aren’t too little for You. Thank You for seeing me, knowing me, loving me, and taking care of me. Forgive me please, for the times I have seen an obstacle as too hard, too insurmountable and felt despair instead of faith and hope, forgive me for ranking Your abilities according to my definition of hard. Open the eyes of my heart that I might see You bigger than anything that can come against me. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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