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. — Eph. 3:20
Business consultant Peter Drucker often said, “The customer never buys a product. By definition, the customer buys the satisfaction of a want”. So,if a company can convince you that they can provide what you need they’ve just made a sale.
Successful businesses spend large sums of money and countless hours getting people to sense a need for their product or service. And they know all the tricks in the book. They often convince people that they need something that they don’t need at all. They also address genuine needs, but cannot always deliver on their promises to meet them. Then there are needs that no man can provide.
We need to realize that not all our needs can be met by others— regardless of how convincing their arguments. Our need exceeds their ability, and ours. Let’s face it, we have needs that neither we nor others can meet. The good news is that God is able to do what man can’t! He can, in fact, “do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”! That ought to be a “Wow!” moment in your life. We need not worry about the nature or number of our needs— there are none that God can’t meet.
Don’t look to the world for the solution to your problems or the source of your supply. Acknowledge your need, admit your inability, and ask God for help. If you are submissive to His will, you can rest assured that He will provide what you need— even if you do not realize it as a need. God doesn’t always give us what we desire–He loves us too much to do that, but He gives us what we actually need. Because of His love, wisdom, and faithfulness we can be confident that if God doesn’t give us what we want, it’s because He has something better in mind.
Whatever trial you are facing, or burden you are bearing, or enemy you are fighting, or temptation you are resisting, or pain you are enduring—remember, God is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”. Rest your weary soul on His faithful promise!