The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah says when facing hardship — pray.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. (NASB)

Sometimes God has to put you and me in impossible situations, so He has the opportunity to show us His greatness.  In this verse, the prophet Jeremiah is in Jerusalem as it is about to be overrun by the cruel army of King Nebuchadnezzar — and God is telling him not to worry! Why?  God’s “big-picture” plan was to rebuild and restore the city.  In response, Jeremiah provided an example of how to pray in a difficult situation:  “Lord, nothing is too hard for You.”

Then, the Lord comes a second time to the prophet, now in Nebuchadnezzar’s jail, and frankly, Jeremiah’s faith is pretty small!  But never in the Bible are Christ-followers penalized because their faith is small — the only question was upon Whom was their faith directed?  God has Jeremiah in a situation where, if any good comes out of it, it will be clear it was God’s doing alone!  God’s word to Jeremiah:  “Call unto to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”