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Here we are at 41 weeks into this devotional project and I'm still discovering new and powerful promises in God's word. The promise I'm going to focus on this week is...
Considering I made the creation - do you expect there's something I cannot do? Jeremiah 32:17
O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! Jeremiah 32:17 NLT
I caught myself during my prayers one day with some serious doubt in my head. I was asking God for something but doubting it would happen. It wasn't that I didn't think it should happen but I just didn't expect it because in my tiny human brain I couldn't fathom something so far fetched taking place.
Our God is a god of "far fetched" happenings. He created the universe and our whole existence simply by speaking the words. He saved Noah and his family by instructing him to build a boat to survive a worldwide flood. He brought His people out of slavery by parting the waters so they could walk through on dry ground. He caused an entire wall around a city to collapse by telling the people to march around it and play their horns. He brought salvation to the entire world by sending His only son to die for us. If all those aren't far fetched happenings then I'm not sure what is.
So why do I think my prayer requests aren't worth an answer or solution? Nothing is too hard for God. I need to stop doubting my prayers, stop doubting my thoughts, and start asking in faith. I need to pray for discernment so I can better understand what His will is and not ask for everything under the sun.
The next time you find yourself doubting the things you are praying for I want you to stop and repeat this verse. Even repeating the last line, "Nothing is too hard for you" can help shift your focus away from the human mindset to the powerful God we serve.
Heavenly Father, You are the creator of the heavens and the earth and there is nothing too big, too far fetched, or too difficult for you to handle. Wipe the doubts and fears from our minds as we come into your presence. Fill us with your spirit so we can sense what your good and perfect will is. Jesus told us that if we believe we will receive whatever we ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22) and we trust in that promise. Let us have an unwavering faith to approach you in confidence. In Jesus name, Amen.
What verse did you choose to focus on this week? Have you ever caught yourself doubting even in the middle of your prayers? How do you avoid letting doubt creep in to your prayers?