Mighty to Save


"To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, . . . be glory."

Ephesians 3:20-21

It is natural to question the sufficiency of God’s power, particularly when we find ourselves in suffering and pain. To resolve the ongoing problems and pressures of life, our suffering and stress, our crisis and change, God’s answer is the same. The power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that resides within us by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Think about that for just a moment.

We may intellectually grasp the notion that divine power is adequate for our daily struggles, but we can never know it by experience if we stay in our comfort zone. If all we ever attempt is the familiar and predictable, if our needs seem to be met through someone other than God, if we never have difficulties that are greater than we can bear – how will we know the indescribable greatness and personal availability of Christ’s promise: “Behold, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age”? It is when the churning currents of the Red Sea are before us, with mountains on one side and the desert on the other, and we feel the Egyptian army pressing in from behind that we experience God’s liberating power. As a matter of his divine nature, God performs the supernatural, the unthinkable, the impossible, and he does it for his children. Indeed, God is mighty to save.

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