“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, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV
Think About It
Layoffs were common in the automotive industry, so we were prepared with enough savings for 3 months of living expenses. My husband searched for a job every day like it was a full-time job, but it was getting closer and closer to that 3 month mark and he still didn’t have a job offer. We were praying, our family and friends were praying, our pastors were praying, but getting employment was taking longer than we anticipated. My husband was driving in his car one day, discouraged and worried, and he asked God to just give him some sign that he would have a job soon, so he could take care of his family. He looked up and saw a beautiful rainbow spread across the sky, and he knew that God had his back. Within 2 weeks he had a new job. Not only did he have a job, he had a promotion and a raise. He had a signing on bonus that completely repaid all the income we lost in the 3 months that he was unemployed. At the time he took the job he didn’t even realize that he had employee profit sharing which boosted his salary even more. God is able to do much more than we ever ask or think.
I love that God finally showed up for Job when Job was discouraged and had lost all hope. Job didn’t even invite him. In fact, Job and his friends were sitting around just talking about the problem. They were trying to figure out what had gone wrong instead of looking to the One who has a solution. Aren’t you glad that sometimes God just shows up? God painted Job a picture of His unlimitedness and sovereignty. That was all Job needed to know. Ephesians tells us that God can do more than we ask or think. We can’t even imagine the extent of God’s unlimitedness. God wants us to ask for His solution. It isn’t about us. It’s all about Him.
The Bible says to cast our care on Jesus. Instead of going over the problem again and again, I’d rather trust God to have a solution.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I’m sorry for reliving my problems over and over again. I want Your solution. You can do exceedingly, abundantly more than I can even imagine, so I cast my care on You.
In the name of Jesus, Amen