For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
He is able … Allow these three words to sink in just a minute, I just did. Oh, I’m sure that we know this, and if I may, that’s part of the trouble. We know all kinds of things, but at times, we’ve got to come back to this fundamental truth, He is able.
Yes, our world is filled with trouble, pain, and sorrow, but when wasn’t it? I agree that it is worse today, but Adam and Eve could say the same thing. They dared hope while leaving the garden, even when like the serpent they were sliding away. Then a child was born that brought hope.
Noah faced the destruction of the world, but he hoped a board and a hammer at a time. Moses was a fugitive, but he trusted by the fire of hope. The difference is, that each experienced one immutable fact, He is able.
He is able to forgive and cleanse us of our sins. He is able to keep us from the destruction of this world. Finally, He is able to turn us from fugitives of hope, to citizens of Heaven.
Whatever your battle, whether mental, physical, or financial today, take heart. Don’t focus on the magnitude of the issue, but on the magnificence of Our God.
He is able … I will apply those three words to every problem I face. I don’t know how He will work, I don’t have to, I just know that He will. God isn’t only able to do abundantly above all, He will work until the day the trumpet touches Gabriel’s lips and beyond.