Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”
The Bible portrays God as omnipotent, all powerful, even able to create all things from nothing (Hebrews 11:3). Whereas, the individual is portrayed as totally insufficient to do anything but fail. Yet, the Bible also teaches that God often accomplishes great and powerful things through weak people. In that way He is glorified and we are humbled and the victories won can only be credited through God’s wisdom and power.
It should be noted that during the time Noah was building the ark, he was only one, but he won. When Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, he was only one, but he won. When Gideon and his 300 followers with their broken pitchers and lamps put the Midianites to flight, they were only a few, but they won. You too are only an individual, but you can be a mighty power for good. You may think you don’t have much to offer, but God can use you if you will yield yourself to His will and to His Spirit.
My beloved, our God is able to do whatever it is you need Him to do. Thus, He is able to heal you, rescue you, save you, meet all your needs, to turn things around for you, restore you, heal your broken marriage, forgive you, to show you mercy and grace, answer all your prayers, to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think. Our God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
You see, there isn’t any impossible circumstance or problem too far gone that God cannot minister too, no problem too big that He cannot solve, no sickness He cannot heal, no miracle which God cannot do, no prayer that He can’t answer, no sinner too lost that He cannot save, no back-slider that He cannot restore, no city too hard that God cannot bring a mighty revival to.
A wise Bible teacher once said, “Sooner or later God will bring self-sufficient people to the place where they have no resource but Him: no strength, no answers, nothing but Him. Without God’s help, they’re sunk.” He then told of a despairing man who confessed to his pastor, “My life is really in bad shape.” “How bad?” the pastor inquired. Burying his head in his hands, he moaned, “I’ll tell you how bad, all I’ve got left is God.” The pastor’s face lit up. “I’m happy to assure you that a person with nothing left but God has more than enough for great victory!”
In 2 Chronicles 20:1-17, the people of Judah were also in trouble. They admitted their lack of power and wisdom to conquer their foes. All they had left was God! But King Jehoshaphat and the people saw this as reason for hope, not despair. “Our eyes are upon You,” they declared to God (2 Chronicles 20:12). And their hope was not disappointed as He fulfilled His promise, “The battle is not yours, but God’s” (v. 15). Maybe you’re in a position where all self-sufficiency is gone? As you turn your eyes on the Lord and put your hope in Him, you have God’s reassuring promise that you need nothing more, because God is able.
Our limited ability accents God’s unlimited Power.