God is able

Despite the severity of the challenges we face, never forget that "He is able."

In a recent series of messages taken from the Book of Daniel, I have been strengthened and encouraged by examples of those like Daniel and others who exercised astounding faith, reaping the benefits of their strong convictions. Yesterday’s message by Apostle Eric L. Warren at Equip U Ministries centered on “the three Hebrew children.” “In the Fiery Furnace” was the title. In reviewing my notes, I was inspired to write this poem:

 God is Able 

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us  from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.

Daniel 3:17

                                 

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly  

above all that we ask or think, according to the power    

that works in us,

 Ephesians 3:20

                                   

God is able to do far above all we ask or think.

Life’s greatest challenges will not prevail, but they will shrink.

Although threatened on every hand, we refuse to back down.

In the midst of what seems to be defeat, we will still rebound.

If we have to, we will walk on water and will not sink.

 

Surrounded by disaster, even at the very brink           

Of total defeat, so the enemy would have us to think.               

Though confronted and intimidated, we stand our ground:

God is able.                                    

 

 

We have learned that God’s Word and God’s will are always in sync,

That His Word nourishes and sustains us more than food or drink.      

Our confident trust in God is nothing less than profound,

As we rise untouched, not singed, even from a fiery showdown.       

Renewed in the spirit of our minds, we can now rethink:

God is able.        

As I completed the piece, a couple of songs came to mind: “He is able” expresses the same truth, as powerfully rendered by Wintley Phipps:

The entire discussion of God Almighty who rescues those in danger brought to mind a blog written after the dramatic rescue of the Chilean copper miners who were saved in a miraculous manner. Featured in the commentary and poetry are a number of musical entries that also make reference to Daniel in “To the Rescue“:

All this reminds us “that the God that lived in Daniel’s time is just the same today.”

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7 Responses to “God is able”

  1. Melissa Johnson Says:

    Yes, this encouraged me today. I saw a mountain and thought, why even bother but then I remembered who my Father is and I realized that “all things are possible and yes, He is able.” Love you and thank you for my daily dose today! 🙂

  2. Lonnell Johnson Says:

    Stay encouraged and know that God is more than able, and He is ever willing to come to our rescue each time we call.

    Stand tall and be still and know that He is God!

  3. Jamison Hean Says:

    Thank you for a great post.

  4. hotshot bald cop Says:

    Preach it my brother.

  5. Julian Lisby Says:

    I never thought of it that way, well put!

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