“AH! Lord God, behold Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee” (Jer. 32:17).
These great words were sighed out by Jeremiah’s troubled soul in prayer to Jehovah. It is necessary to read the whole of the chapter from which they are taken to enter properly into the prophet’s prayer and the Lord’s answer, but the single verse before us contains deep encouragement for the tried and troubled heart. Dark as present circumstances may be, it is well for the believer, like Jeremiah, to lay firm hold of God Himself. All was gloom to the natural eye, and the promises of God apparently impossible to be fulfilled when Jeremiah uttered the words before us. But he believed God.
And God showed His servant who believed His word, His ways. First, we must trust God’s word, and if there be implicit trust in Him, His ways will be made manifest to us. If you try to become better by your own strength you will find that you are utterly bad. If you do not think about your strength at all, but lean alone on Christ, you will find His grace to be sufficient for you.
It is a good thing to establish our souls in God’s own and everlasting goodness.
May the Lord increase our faith in these last days before His soon coming.
As the year 2022 comes to close, it is our prayer that the Lord uses this issue of Toward the Mark to strengthen, encourage, and help you to be established to the end that Christ may be displayed in your life.
We are thankful to the Lord for the great number that have been visiting the Toward the Mark web site. Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement. We love to hear from all of you. I trust that you will enjoy the articles in this issue. It is our prayer that the Lord would use them for building you up on your most holy faith and help you to be established.
Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement. Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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