Is “Able” the Same Thing as “Will?”

Thanks for coming today! God laid this important topic on my heart, so I’m glad you’re here. The Spirit stirs within me when I hear people say, “Well, God is able, so He will.”

This statement is innocent in its intent, however, it enters into the realm of expecting God’s outcome to not only be what we want, but to be for the positive (in our human eyes).

Let me put this in perspective: God wins every battle. God winning every battle looks differently to us than it does to Him.

For instance, Him winning a battle can look like taking someone home to Heaven while we were praying for recovery (I have experienced this type of loss…).

Him winning a battle can be putting us in such a dark place that our only hope of survival is to cry out to Him (I have experienced this place…).

Is God able to make victory look like we want it to? Sure – He can! But will He always make it look like we want it to? No, my dear friend.

Are you willing to accept that God’s ways are higher? That God’s thoughts are better than our own? Yes, God is able to do immeasurably more than we think or ask – according to His perfect will, which sometimes looks quite different than ours. And that’s the key:

Faith is knowing that the battle is God’s even when we don’t taste our version of victory.

If you’re experiencing a difficult situation today, I pray that you realize that you can trust God with all your circumstances. After all, He loves you as His child. And as such, He allows things in our lives to grow us, make us stronger in our faith, show us what surrender truly means, and so much more. Pray to Him today and ask Him for His truth. Ask Him for His light upon your situation. And thank Him that He wins every battle, no matter how the result may look to us.

Isaiah 55:9; Ephesians 3:20-21; Phil. 4:4-9 (great verses on promises – the “will!”)

©2021 Rachel D. Lyne

About Rachel D. Lyne

Christian Living Author: "The Apple, A Woman's Battle Plan: Overcoming Forbidden Fruit in Marriage." Devotional blogger, poet, Christian magazine content creator, and inspirational speaker.
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