Reading: “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.”—Ephesians 3:20

Let us press home the truth that we saw yesterday—i.e. we come in prayer “unto him that is able …” What a great boost to our faith to see how many times these few words are recorded in Scripture.

  • Hebrews 7:25: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you.”
  • Hebrews 2:18: “He is able to succour them that are tempted.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:12: “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
  • Philippians 3:21:“He is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
  • Jude 24: “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”

Remember the question Christ asked in Matthew 9:28 to the blind men: “Believe ye that I am able to do this?” Notice what happened next: “They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened.”

If there is one thing we must keep in mind as we pray it is this: God is able! He is able to save, succor, subdue, sanctify, supply, secure, and satisfy. Next time you lose confidence because the matter seems too big or too hard, begin your prayer the way Paul did: “Now unto him that is able….”

“It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.”—Jeremy Taylor