Jeremiah 32:27 says- “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 NIV). It’s a well known verse and when problems arises in our lives this verse gives us courage, strength and peace to face the problems and situations and overcome it.
The verse says God is a God (Creator) of all things. Hence there is nothing impossible to God. So whatever situation we face in life, nothing happens without God’s knowledge and He knows the best way to get us out of our troubles. All we need to do is submit ourselves to God and let Him take control and He will do the rest and bring us out of it.
I would like to draw your attention to a couple of incidents in Bible. We all know about the Exodus of Israelites under the leadership of Moses from Egypt to the Promised Land (Exodus 14). A huge multitude of crowd of around 4 Million people with all their possessions and animals set forth from Egypt under the leadership of Moses. Moses and his people were lead by God who appeared in cloud during day time providing shade in the hot desert and as pillar of fire during night to give them light. God went ahead of them showing the way and God brought them to the shores of Red Sea.
If you actually see the place ‘Gulf of Aqaba’ where this event took place we can see it’s like a miniature of Grand Canyon as there are high mountains and through the mountains there are small paths as a maze and it opens to a big valley right in front of Red Sea. God lead them through those mountain passes and brought them to the shores of Red Sea. There in front of them is the Red sea and to the sides and back are the big mountains which they passed. While they were standing there they were as trapped as they couldn’t move forward because of the sea and the big mountains to the sides. On top of that they came to know Pharaoh of Egypt with his mighty army were following them to catch them and bring them back as slaves. They were completely trapped and had no way out. They all got frightened and terrified and started crying out in mixed emotions to Moses was there no graves for them in Egypt? Why did he bring them over there to die?
Moses had no answer but he cried out to God. God answered his prayer made Moses to show his stick to the sea and strong winds blew and the sea separated and Moses lead his people through the sea to the other side and Pharaoh and his men followed them through the sea but when Israelites reached the other shore Moses pointed his stick again to the sea and the sea came back to it’s normal state drowning Pharaoh and his mighty army in the sea and there by giving big victory to Israelites over Egypt after being slaves for 450 years.
See the mighty hand of God. Moses and his men didn’t even had to fight against the mighty army of Egypt, but God send his mighty hand and delivered them from the hand of Pharaoh when Moses cried out to God. That same God is there right beside you when you face the situations of Red Sea in your life and you don’t find a way out and struggle He is saying “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27 NIV)
In another instant when Israel were threatened by the mighty Assyrian Emperor Sennacherib King of Israel Hezekiah cried unto God.
Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord : “ Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God. “It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste these nations and their lands. They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands. Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, Lord, are God.” (2 Kings 19:14-19 NIV)
And the God answered his prayer and send his angel into the camp of Assyria and the Angel of God killed 185000 soldiers that night. When the Assyrian King woke up the next morning he was shocked at what happened in his camp and he withdrew to his place.
That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh and stayed there. (2 Kings 19:35-36 NIV)
See what an amazing God! Hezekiah was in deep trouble and he had no chance of fighting back against Assyria. He was frightened and troubled he called out to God and God delivered out from his trouble.
Coming to New Testament we see many places where Jesus during his ministry healed several sick people, gave sight to blinds, made the deaf to hear again and he even rose the dead people and brought them back to life and in one instance he broke 5 breads and 2 fishes and he served it to a multitude of 5000 men- the count of women and children not given- and they all ate lavishly and 12 baskets of leftover were collected!
What an amazing God! He brought things out from nothing and satisfied the needs of that time to whoever who call unto him. In Isaiah 41 God gives the great promise to the poor and needy who wants things in life but cannot find a way how to get them. Hence God answers He will hear there cry and won’t leave them alone in the midst of their trouble. God promises to make water flow from barren heights, springs from valleys, He can even turn the desert to pools of water and parched ground to springs! What an amazing promise! But it doesn’t stop there but continues saying God will make Cedar, acacia, myrtle and olive grow in desert and change the barren desert to a fertile land and also set junipers, the for tree and cypress in the wasteland, that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy God has created it.
“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it. (Isaiah 41:17-20 NIV).
And when Jesus finished his ministry and was ascending to heaven He gave the promise as His last words on earth “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mathew 28: 20). That same God is with us today when we face difficulties in our lives right beside us saying – “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 NIV). Therefore let’s not get despair when we face troubles in life but put our trust in God and lead a holy life and submit ourselves fully to God, He will deliver us from all troubles beyond our imaginations!
“Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?” (Isaiah 40:13-14 NIV)
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Romans 11:33-36 NIV)