A Prayer from Jeremiah 32

I have been thinking about the way the Lord speaks in Jeremiah 32. In this chapter, the Lord says such statements as, “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

Nothing is too hard for God. What we’re facing may seem to hard for us, but it’s not too hard for God. Nothing is.

And in response to Jeremiah’s distressing concern that everything around him was not and would not go well, God reminds us in verses 39-41 not to worry because He is still working. In fact, He promises this about His people:

I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.  I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.

I pray along with what I see is God’s heart towards his people. I pray for a “singleness of heart and action”–that the external would align with the internal–and that we would continue to fear God. I pray that, as a result, it would “all go well” for us. I love that this chapter of Jeremiah showcases a God who will “never stop doing good” and who even rejoices in doing good to His people.

He loves to bless. He loves to do good to us. I think we sometimes forget this and believe that God is somehow against us.

He also inspires us to fear Him and never turn away from Him.

I find myself praying this for my family:

  • a heart of integrity, of singleness of heart and action toward God
  • a heart that knows that nothing is too hard for God
  • a heart that reveres God
  • a heart that knows the goodness of God
  • a heart that knows that this goodness never stops
  • a heart that never turns away from God

I’m thankful that God listens and answers this prayer. Nothing is too hard for Him.

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