“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church…” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
Lately, I have been struck by the truth of God’s immeasurably infinite attributes.
God is infinite in power,
infinite in love,
infinite in goodness,
infinite in patience,
infinite in peace,
infinite in grace,
and infinite in mercy.
These attributes are worth listing out, worth reading aloud, and worth pausing over, one by one. Because life, all too often, doesn’t go as we envision. Hopes and plans don’t pan out the way we want, and our subconscious sometimes lays the blame at God’s feet. We hear the whisper, “God’s not _______ enough”. God’s not powerful enough. God’s not loving enough. God’s not attentive enough. God’s impoverished, God’s weak, God’s forgetful, God’s powerless–and that’s why things aren’t the way we want them to be.
But those words of censure are from the enemy! In truth, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. God is able, and God is at work in us. Life not playing out the way we want isn’t because God’s not able. It’s a consequence of living in a fallen world that is in-process of being redeemed.
So, while we’re living on this side of eternity, it’s profitable for us to read over and pause over the truth of God’s infinite attributes. It helps to remind ourselves continuously that God is immeasurably able. God can do more than all we can ask or imagine.
Take a moment right now and meditate on God’s infinite attributes. May this lead you to a true sense of rest and peace today.