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. — Ephesians 3:20, NKJV
Believe that God is willing to do for us more than we can ask or think. With the key of faith we may unlock the storehouse of God.
We should grow daily in faith in order that we may grow up to the full measure of the spiritual stature in Christ Jesus. We should believe that God will answer our prayers, and not trust to feeling. We should say, My gloomy feelings are no evidence that God has not heard me. I do not want to give up on account of these sad emotions; for “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The rainbow of promise encircles the throne of God. I come to the throne, pointing to the sign of God’s faithfulness, and cherish the faith that works by love and purifies the soul. We are not to believe because we feel or see that God hears us. We are to trust to the promise of God. We are to go about our business believing that God will do just what he has said he would do, and that the blessings we have prayed for will come to us when we most need them. Every petition enters into the heart of God when we come believing. We have not faith enough. We should look upon our heavenly Father as more willing to help us than an earthly parent is to help his child. Why not trust him? “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” I wish that the beams of light which shine from God’s word could find ready entrance into our hearts; for then we should receive comfort.
Jesus has loved us with a love surpassing that of a mother for her child. The question has been asked, “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?” And the answer is given: “Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.” By the hand of faith let us grasp the promises of God, and be upon vantage ground.
— Signs of the Times, May 7, 1896
O my Lord, Your love surpasses any other love on this earth, You are my comfort. I seek a full measure of spiritual maturity in Christ. By the hand of faith I grasp Your promise that You are willing to do more than I can ask or think. I feel so unworthy, but Your word says that You are more willing to answer my prayers than my own parents. I believe You will do just what You say and the blessings I pray for will come when I need them the most.