Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
Max Lucado asked “If your Father is God and you have a problem on your hands, what do you do? Scripture tells us what to do.” Max goes on to list several things, but what struck me most was “Is your problem too large?” He quoted our verse today, Ephesians 3:20. And I got very, very excited.
“Is your problem too large?”
Excitement ran through my veins as I thought how often these gigantic problems enter our lives and are seen in human terms, not divine ones.
We are limited by our ability and forget that the Creator of the Universe can do anything He wants to do for us. Sometimes He doesn’t give us what we think we need. His plan is better. So much better.
Several years ago I really needed a “new to me” car and didn’t want payments. I began praying for one and wondered how God might help me out. In a few months, through the amazing generosity of a high school friend, I now have a car with no payments. It’s an older car that drives so smoothly and I love it.
Ephesians 3:20 reminds me that while I was praying for a car, God already knew the one He wanted me to have but the timing was not right at first.
Bev, my friends mother, went to live in heaven and I am now driving her car. I think of her (and my girlfriend Mac) nearly every time I am in the car and say a little prayer of thanks.
So, Yes, I am excited to know that God answers all of our prayers in ways we have no ability to even guess at. All of our biggest problems will be taken care of along with the teeny ones. We have an amazing Father who wants to bless those who love and follow Him.
How about you?
Is there something that you feel is too big a problem for God? I can sense many of you nodding your head with a big yes. So give it to God . . . and watch how He takes care of your problem!
Source- Becky’s blog Seeking Jesus
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