Today's Devotional Thought
October 31, 2019 by Rachel Piferi
God Can Do Anything
Every now and then, I get this overwhelming reminder of the power of God. Sometimes it comes very powerfully when I hear someone's testimony or when I hear good teaching from one our leading Bible Study teachers or when I hear a song.
But, every now and then, God just whispers it to me out of the blue. No prompting. No event associated with it. Just a quiet reminder of His awesome power to save, heal, restore, and strengthen.
That very thing happened this morning as I was getting ready.
I was in my bathroom and was putting on my make-up. It was a rare moment of silence for this mother of three. I chose not to have any music or television on so I could just get ready in silence. There was no one asking me where their shoes were or if I would make them a bagel or if I would sign a permission slip. It was quiet and it was so nice.
I started thinking about my plans for the day and what I wanted to accomplish in it. Then, my mind drifted to everything going on in my life and the lives of those I love. Big things. Little things. Happy things. Sad things. I had this chain of thoughts going through my mind and then I started settling on the pressing things facing myself and the ones that I love dearly. The struggles. The hurts. The growth opportunities. And, the places God needs to work.
And right on the heels of those thoughts, my favorite verse came rushing into my mind:
God can do anything you know - far more than you can ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams. He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Ephesians 3:20, MSG).
It was as if God was reminding me of his power to handle all of those things that were weighing on me and the ones in my life. It was a gentle and sweet reminder that he can do anything. He heals what seems un-healable. He provides strength when we feel so weak. He gives us courage when we are scared to death. He restores relationships that feel broken. And he turns our sinful, broken, and shameful lives into beautiful displays of his glory.
He can do anything!
And he does it by working within us. Within our fears. Within our anxieties. Within our insecurities. Within our failures. Within our dreams.
His Spirit deep within us can do anything.
I don't know what you are facing today that seems insurmountable. But sweet friends, one thing I want you to cling to today is that God can do anything. And he wants to do everything with your life to show his glory to others.
Dear friends, I beg you to walk throughout your day today with full assurance that God is working in you and through you and if you allow him, he will do far more than you ever imagined or guessed or requested could be possible in your life. No matter what you are facing or dealing with, believe that God is powerful to help you overcome it and when he does, you will not even believe it, not even in your wildest dreams!