June 23, 2022

More Than We Can Ask or Imagine

Ephesians 3:20–21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

We live with such limited perspectives that we forget God is always at work beyond our comprehension. It is even accurate to assume that we miss God’s work in the world and our lives more than we know. This is just a reality of being human. Because we are finite, God’s tremendous work is hidden from our view.

The problem with having this limited view of God’s work is that sometimes we forget that God is capable of more than all we can ask or imagine. Our narrow view affects our faith. It is too easy to believe that God’s work in our lives is limited by what we can perceive.

A faith that is limited only to what we can see is a faith that is too small to be ascribed to such an awesome God.

This begs the question, What would it look like to have a faith in God that openly trusts that He is doing more right now than I could ask or imagine of Him? Also, how does this inform what I am going through right now in my life?

Are you struggling with sin and disobedience even though you want to follow God? Well, God is capable of working in a way to deliver you beyond all you can ask or imagine.

Struggle with stress, anxiety, or worry? God can do more than all you could ask or imagine to relieve it through your faith in Him—experiencing grief, conflict, brokenness? Again, more than all you could ask or imagine.

Whatever you are struggling against right now, God is bigger. He can do more with that situation than all you can ask or imagine. This is true not only with the problems you are dealing with presently but with everything that has happened in the past and everything that will happen in the future.

God can take horrible past experiences and traumas and use them for His good. He can and does redeem. Notice that He doesn’t change the past, but He can take hold of all things and utilize them for His divine purpose in your life. As a child of God, you are never limited by your past.

Furthermore, God has bigger plans for your future than you could imagine. Sometimes we settle for a meager life of faith and get stuck because we forget that God’s vision and strategy for our lives are often beyond our comprehension. Begin embracing the idea that God is directing your future.

Finally, be encouraged; we serve a God that can do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine. And all of it is for His Glory.