Ever had a feeling when you’re too burdened by life and all you could ever pray for is a miracle?
Maybe you have read this before, but I’ll still throw it in. Fret not, GOD IS ABLE.
Not ‘able’ as in ‘I’ll try to help’ or ‘I’ll figure this out for you’, but ABLE that says ‘I am your help’ and “I am in control since the beginning’.
Here are just some of the areas where God demonstrates His supreme ability over all.
← (You may also want to play Hillsong’s God is able album while you meditate on these truths!)
Firstly, God is able to abundantly provide for you.
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Grace is not something earned, it is a gift that God alone can give and make abundant in your life. Notice that in the verse, God is able to make all grace abound to you not for you to enjoy abundance on your own. God will provide for you your needs, and that will be sufficient for every single day. But He allows the blessings to overflow so that you can be a blessing to others through an abundance of good works.
So don’t worry about both your needs for He is able to make all grace abound to you. God’s grace is not just sprinkles and drizzles but a mighty and abundant rain ready to sweep you away.
Second, God is able to exceed your heart’s desires.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Ephesians 3:20)
This is what most of us do: We make plans and then we pray that God would approve our plans according to our own timetable. But God doesn’t work this way, for prayer is not manipulating God to fulfill our desires but submitting our desires under His perfect will.
Now if we learn to make our prayers unconstrained by our own plans and schedules, it is not loss but gain on our part. God is able to exceed what our minds can conceive. His desire to bless us is always far greater than our desire to pray. So let’s stop wasting our time trying to figure out life and why certain things happen to us. If we submit and surrender to Him, Our God is able will do more in you and through you according to His power working in you.
Thirdly. God is able to preserve you for His glory.
Ever been in a seemingly unending cycle of sin? Like you have a sin that is so stubborn that it keeps on holding you back after you have decided to follow Jesus? Take comfort in this verse:
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,” (Jude 24)
Don’t ever condemn yourself. God convicts but never condemns. Conviction makes you desire to change, but condemnation leaves you guilty and resentful. If you are in that seemingly endless cycle, you are not hopeless. God is able to keep you from stumbling and from going back to your old life. He can present you blameless and spotless at His judgment seat.
Why? Because this same God was able to overcome the greatest powers of hell just to save you. How can He not pull you out of that vicious mess?
Now, here’s our part. While God is able to pull you out of that pit of sinfulness, you have to desire and decide in your heart to change for the Lord. It is not religion or legalism that can make us change, but when we love God and make Him our priority, our actions would follow suit. And God is able to sustain us in our walk even when trials and temptations try to trip us along the way.
Let our view of God be more than just what our minds can fathom. GOD IS ABLE, and that means transcending every impossibility you can think of—that He may show Himself glorious above every creation and be worshiped and glorified above all.
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Interested to know God in a deeper way? Check out these resources!
Holy Bible: New Living Translation – I recommend this specific translation for especially for new believers because of its ‘easy-to-digest’ words.
Our Daily Bread 2018 – Start a devotional journey with the Lord with everyday Scriptures to read and inspirational stories! Works best if you also keep a devotional notebook to write God’s personal revelations to you!
We will be featuring more recommended resources in the next blogs!