Author : Andrew

‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is

nothing too hard for you.’ (Jeremiah 32:17 KJV)

This passage calls us to remember and confess that God is the all-powerful creator. We need to confess the truth of

God over our lives and ministries. The same God who spoke creation into being is on our side. He is the same God

who caused a virgin to give birth to the Saviour of the world. The same God who gave his perfect Son as a sacrifice

for us, so we could be perfect in his sight because of Jesus.

‘For with God, nothing will be impossible.’ (Luke 1:37 KJV). Jeremiah said this prayer during a time that he was in

prison and facing punishment for carrying out the work of God. Yet he never lost sight of the knowledge that God has

infinite power and can do as He wills. We may never be imprisoned for the work of God but we too, will go through

hard times and trials that will test our faith. We need to understand that we may not always understand fully God’s

plan but we should be like Jeremiah, that in the midst of a terrible situation still believed that God was able.

I have the amazing honour of serving alongside seven teams who each week, go into different parts of Ballymena

and the surrounding area to share Jesus with children through Kids Reach. Over the last five years, it’s been amazing

to see how kids have been able to hear and find the love of Jesus for themselves in their local estates, outside the

four walls of the church building. Over this time, we as a team have seen again and again how God’s great power and

outstretched arms have made a difference in kids and their families’ lives through different events, practical help and

inviting and bringing kids and their families to church.

Smith Wigglesworth once said, ‘The Acts of Apostles was only written because they acted.’ This verse demands us

to pray and believe God is still able to do amazing things through people who are willing to trust and believe Him. No

child, youth or adult is a lost cause; none is too far gone for God’s love. We need to take a step of faith and trust God

is able to use us to make a difference for his glory.

Everybody has a plan, but God is looking for people who know their purpose. Pause for a moment and prayerfully

consider your response to this question: What breaks your heart? Whatever God reveals to you, that is your purpose.

Today I will follow God’s purpose for my life no matter what, because the same God who made the heavens and the

earth is on my side, ‘There is nothing too hard for You.’