By Virginia Brandt Berg, adapted
God’s Word says that He is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). People aren’t always able, as you know, to fulfill their promises, but God is able. God stands behind His promises, so hold Him to them in your hour of need and He will not fail you.
Did you ever have a friend upon whom you could utterly depend, who was absolutely faithful to you even when things were going wrong? Such friends are few, but oh, how we value them! Someone has said, “There is a strange bond that links a man to that which he has found to be dependable and true. There is a tie that really binds you to the one you can depend upon in stormy weather.” Just so, anyone who has tried and trusted the promises in the Bible when there was no other help, no other hope, or nothing else to lean on has found them to be utterly trustworthy. We know through experience that we can put limitless trust in every word and rest our full weight upon them.
All God asks is simple faith—that you take Him at His word and accept His promises at face value. Many modern scientific-minded people think it utterly ridiculous and impossible to take God’s promises literally, seriously, and cash them in at the Bank of Heaven for what we ask for—but that is exactly what God wants us to do.
There is some controversy, as you may have heard, as to whether or not it is possible according to the principles of aeronautical science for the bumblebee to fly because of the size and shape of its body in relation to its total wing area. Either way, it matters not to the bumblebee. It just goes ahead and flies, regardless.
So it is that in spite of all the skeptics and their philosophical reasoning, there are those of trusting and childlike faith who are daily doing things that those doubting intellectuals say can’t be done. Those of faith dare to take the promises from God’s Word just as they are, appropriate them for themselves, and act upon them—and they are getting the most wonderful answers to prayer, problems solved, and needs met.
So let the philosophers tangle themselves up in a web of difficulties, doubts, and intellectual thought as they try to explain away our rights to accept these great and precious promises. Just the same, we’ll walk right in and enjoy the full riches of them all! They are there for you. God means them personally for you. God will not fail His Word. It’s so because God says so. God will keep His Word!
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