Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20–21
Because God is glorious, he is extravagantly kind. Because God is delighted with his glory, his grace always exceeds our expectations. The courts of Heaven resound with the proclamation: “The fullness of the earth is his glory!” A dozen kinds of fish would have been sufficient, but he created thousands. Five or six kinds of trees would have been enough, but, again, there are thousands. A few thousand stars would have been pleasant in the night sky, but he created trillions. Therefore, we can expect him to do more for us than we could ever imagine. He knows our situation better than we do, even when we try to tell him everything that’s on our hearts concerning what’s happening to us. He also knows the character traits he wants us to exhibit and the effect he wants us to have in the lives of others. So, we can be confident, as we call on the Lord to work for us, that what he gives us will fill our hearts with joy. For what he gives us as his followers will always make our perception of God clearer, and our appreciation of him stronger, and our desire for him greater, and our praise of him louder.
Confident in your ability to exceed my finite expectations, O God, I eagerly ask for your wise and loving interventions on my behalf, in Jesus’ name. Amen.