Today’s Devotional – He Outperforms Our Hopes
Some days I have to stop and ask myself, “Do I have more faith in my problem, or in God’s ability to solve it?”
I overlook the fact that I serve an all-powerful God. I forget that the same God who created this earth and keep my heart beating, created me, redeemed me, and knows me by name.
The same God Who parted the Red Sea so His people could walk through on dry land; the same God who called Lazarus out from the tomb; and the same God who made man from the dust of the earth, is able to not only meet but to abundantly exceed any hopes I may have for myself. While we look for the good in life, He gives us the best. He knows our mind, He searches our soul, and provides for us in ways we could never provide for ourselves.
We might not have the resources to solve our problems the way that we think we should, but we do have an incredible opportunity to approach the One Who does. We have the ability to put every broken piece in the hands of our Savior, “Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20)
He’ll always outperform our hopes and exceed our expectations. Maybe not in the way that we think it should go, but according to His wisdom and power.
What a beautiful thing it is to have the King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords working on our behalf for our good. The same God Who hung the stars and the moon in the sky is planting your days with wisdom and love.
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Take your problems to prayer. Lay your burdens at His feet, and then do all you can do to let go of your worry and trust in His plan.
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, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.(Ephesians 3:20-21, KJV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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