Have you ever looked at a situation and thought it was impossible? So often, we look at things from our perspective instead of God’s perspective. We are so wired to think that it all depends on us. Yet, listen to what Paul writes in Ephesians 3:20, “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.”
In Ephesians 3, Paul is changing from writing doctrine to practical application of that doctrine discussed in Ephesians 1-2. Paul is praying that the Ephesian Christians would grow in their faith, and glorify God with their life. The Ephesians were a very pagan group. They group up with false gods all around them. They were knew Christians. Probably a lot of what Paul was writing seemed impossible to them. Yet, Paul wants to encourage them that it may be impossible for them, but it is possible for God. The key is to realize where the power of change comes from. It comes according to the verse, “according to the power which works in us.” They aren’t the power, they don’t have the power in themselves. Instead, the power comes from the Holy Spirit that is living inside of them. Because He is God, He is able to do far more than we can even think. The question is, do we trust Him to do so? It’s not about our mental belief, it is about the faith we put into action. If we really believe that God is able to do all things, we will trust Him, and we will demonstrate that trust through prayer and expectation. Are you struggling in your marriage? Take it to the Lord in prayer. Having problems with your children? Take it to the Lord in prayer? Job problems, finances, church, or other issues? Take them to the Lord in prayer. God is so powerful that no one is beyond His reach. So, that wayward child or that family member who is so hardened against God and the Gospel; pray for them, and continue to pray for them. You never know what God might do. But we also need to remember this, God may not change the situation, but He will change us through that situation. No matter what, God’s will is going to be accomplished, and that is a good thing.
By His grace and for His glory,