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God in a Box

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27

Have you put God in a box? Set limits around him? Made assumptions as to what he would or would not do … or about what he could or could not do?

Most of us put God in a box occasionally. Perhaps even regularly. We don’t believe he can do great, powerful, or miraculous things, so we don’t bother praying for them … then we feel perfectly justified in our belief when nothing happens.

We need to examine our beliefs about God and get them in line with what Scripture says about him: He is the LORD, the God of all flesh. He is the all-powerful, almighty, and sovereign King. Nothing is outside of his control. Nothing is too difficult for him.

When we believe the truth about God, it will transform our prayers. Will we always get huge, miraculous answers to our prayers? By no means. God is sovereign, and that means he chooses how to answer our prayers.

The point is not believing that God will do a certain thing that we ask: that is too narrow a focus. Instead, it is about believing that God is capable of doing all things, and that he will always act for our good and to his glory.

That is where miracles begin.

  • Have you ever stopped praying for something (or perhaps never even started) because you thought it was “too difficult” for God? If so, is God calling you to begin praying about it again?

  • What challenges are you facing right now in your life? Are you praying about those challenges in faith, believing that God is able to work powerfully in and through them?

  • What difficult situations are going on in the lives of your family and friends?

  • Spend time in prayer for yourself and others about these challenges and difficulties. Pray that God would increase your faith, and show you how to pray effectively.

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