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God's Sovereignty: Week 1 - Devotion 3

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” - Jeremiah 32:27 

If you opened the top of a grand piano and shouted into the strings underneath, a few of them would begin to vibrate more than others. These would be the strings that are most in tune with the pitch of your voice. Different people would each experience different results with the same piano.

You see this in life all the time when two or more people attempt the same task and get different results. For example, some of us seem built more for athletics than others. Even twins from the same family often develop different interests. When you "shout into" life, you find some things are easier and resonate with you more than other things.

This is another area where God is different than us. Nothing is too difficult for Him, and everything vibrates when He speaks. Your life is lived at God’s mercy, but He has chosen to have you in this world. He wants you to be a part of His plan. 

Reread the verse from Jeremiah and consider if you own its truth:

  • When you pray, do you pray tame prayers that ask God to “get you through” something, or do you dig deep and ask Him to do the most miraculous thing possible?

  • When life doesn’t change even after you pray, do you find yourself still willing to pray the next time with as much faith? Do you still see God as powerful?

Emily Traylor