Job had everything in life—a fervent faith, a beautiful family, and riches. In fact, he was called the wealthiest man in the East. However, Satan argued with God that Job would turn away from God if all of his blessings were taken away. The Lord permitted Satan to test Job’s faith but said that Satan shouldn’t lay a finger on Job himself (Job 1:12).
Job’s ten children died, and his entire wealth was wiped out. He also contracted boils. Despite his severe brokenness and grief, Job did not curse God. He even exalted him.
God is able to do exceedingly well, as he “restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10). Job also lived for one hundred and forty years. God exceedingly blessed Job beyond his expectations. If we remain faithful, the same God can do abundant things and miracles in our lives.
- 1 What Does It Mean That God Is Able To Do Exceedingly?
- 2 How Is God Able To Do Exceedingly?
- 3 Examples Of God Doing Exceedingly More Than We Can Imagine
- 4 What Does “God Is Able To Do Exceedingly More” Teach Us?
- 5 Practical Steps to Experience God’s Exceeding Power in Your Life
- 6 Other Bible Verses About God Being Able To Do Exceedingly
- 7 Conclusion
What Does It Mean That God Is Able To Do Exceedingly?
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.— Ephesians 3:20–21
The Omnipotence Of God
He does not need anyone or anything to exist. He created time, the universe, and everything in it. God also has power over life and death. Through his divine healing attribute, he can heal all diseases and pains. Christ Jesus cured the lepers, made the blind see, and resurrected Lazarus from the dead.
The Omnibenevolence Of God
The Lord God first manifested his exceeding love and concern for us in the Garden of Eden. He gave our first parents the perfect abode and provided everything they needed. The magnificence of all creation—the bounties of the earth and the sustaining expanse of the universe—attests that God exceedingly abundantly cares for us. Even the distant stars were made by him to sustain life and balance on Earth.
The word “omnibenevolence” means all-loving, and God loves us unconditionally. When we call on him, he provides for our needs, heals our pains and diseases, and gives us victory over trials and troubles. God is perfectly good and loving in all of his attributes.
Co-Laborer With Christ
The revelation of God’s exceeding grace manifests itself in our spiritual partnership with him and by seeing the number 555 around us. The degree of this abounding power is “according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20, King James Version). This means that miracles and other answers to our prayers result when we possess and nurture a corresponding faith in God Almighty.
We also believe that through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can do mighty things in his name, which sometimes exceed our great expectations. In church, we are co-workers of Christ forever in all generations.
How Is God Able To Do Exceedingly?
Through God’s Mighty Power That Resides In Us
With God, nothing is impossible.— Luke 1:37
God is able to display his immense power on his own. He is omnipotent and omniscient. His power, strength, and authority know no bounds. Jesus turned five loaves of bread and two fish into enough food to feed 5,000 people (Matthew 14:13–21). He even brought his beloved friend Lazarus back to life (John 11:43–44).
Because we are made in his likeness, we possess the inherent power and goodness of God. Also, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, God manifests in our lives. Miracles, grace, forgiveness, and healing are abundant because of God. His authority and work are accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by our limited human strength.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” When we invoke the name of Christ Jesus, we can perform miracles and heal people through initiative and faith. Our wondrous works also give all glory to his name.
Examples Of God Doing Exceedingly More Than We Can Imagine
Deliverance Of The Israelites
God delivered the stubborn Israelites from the yoke of slavery in Egypt. As his anointed and beloved children, God did not let them out of his sight, despite all the pitfalls and disobedience they committed.
God parted the Red Sea and provided all their needs on their trek to the Promised Land. In spite of the discipline and trials that God had to unleash, God loved them. His love for his children was exceedingly abundant.
Wisdom And Riches Of Solomon
When Solomon rose to the throne, God asked him whatever he desired. Solomon meekly knew his lack of ability to govern well over God’s people. He requested God for the wisdom he would require to rule the Israelites under God’s precepts and righteous ways.
God granted Solomon wisdom and more. God’s graces were exceedingly abundant in Solomon. The Lord also gave him great wealth. 1 Kings 10:23 (King James Version) reads: “So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom.”
Miracles And Wonders Of The Apostles
After Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, he empowered his disciples with power and authority in the pursuit of the Great Commission. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the disciples performed many miracles and wonders and gave glory to the church.
The Book of Acts records numerous instances of their supernatural works. Peter healed a lame beggar at the Temple (verses 3:7–11). The apostles healed the sick and those tormented by evil spirits (verse 5:16). God also did extraordinary miracles through Paul (verse 19:11).
What Does “God Is Able To Do Exceedingly More” Teach Us?
Nothing Is Impossible With God’s Word
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.— Matthew 17:20
God is our all-powerful and almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. His authority and good attributes are infinite and without bounds for generations, forever and ever. He gave the aged Abraham and Sarah a child and let the apostle Peter walk on water.
When we read our daily Bible verses, we learn all about the fullness of Jesus Christ, his exceeding greatness, and God’s plan for our lives. His infinite might teaches us that he is with us in whatever situation we are in if we call his name.
When we utter our greatest prayers and plead to God to deliver us from the worst diseases and crippling troubles in life, we have access to his power that works. We are able to ask him anything according to the power that is working within us.
His Abounding Love For Us
Abba, Father, he said, everything is possible for you.— Mark 14:36
When Jesus cried out to God as Abba Father in Gethsemane, he declared the sovereign might of our Creator, whose will shall prevail over all the earth at all times.
God’s love for us is beyond comprehension and all our highest prayers. He sent his only-begotten Son to take away the sins of the world. In our mundane lives, we exclaim the goodness of God because of his unceasing care and blessings. He also hears our prayers and answers them with more than we have asked for.
He Equips Us For Good Works
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.— 2 Corinthians 9:8 (New King James Version)
God blesses us plentifully so that we can also bless others. If we are recipients of his grace, we give money to the poor, help others in need, and give glory to the church through Christ Jesus. We are to share our gifts and resources with others so that God will be magnified and his purposes on earth through us will be realized. God’s grace can enable us to accomplish infinitely his will on earth according to the power that works in us.
Practical Steps to Experience God’s Exceeding Power in Your Life
By implementing practical steps aligned with biblical principles, you can open yourself to experiencing God’s exceeding power in ways beyond your imagination. Being grounded in the truth of God’s Word and aligned with his divine purpose positions you to experience his power exceedingly abundantly in your life.
Root Yourself In The Truth Of God’s Word
The Bible is a rich source of wisdom, guiding us toward a deeper understanding of God’s divine power. Meditate on verses that speak of his ability to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that works within us (Ephesians 3:20).
Cultivate A Lifestyle Of Prayer And Surrender
Recognize that it is through prayer that we tap into the unlimited power and glory of God. Develop a consistent prayer life, seek his guidance, and surrender your desires and plans to his divine will.
Embrace Faith And Trust In God’s Promises
Believe that God’s power knows no limits and that he is able to do immeasurably more than we can fathom. Hold onto the truth that nothing is too difficult for him (Jeremiah 32:17) and that with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
Seek Alignment With God’s Purpose For Your Life
Surrender your ambitions and dreams to his will. As you align your goals and aspirations with his divine plan, you position yourself to witness his power working through you to accomplish things that bring him glory.
Surround Yourself With A Community Of Believers
Engage in fellowship with like-minded individuals who can encourage and support you in your spiritual journey. Together, you can experience the power of God more abundantly as you share testimonies, study the Word, and pray for one another.
Step Out In Obedience And Take Action
Allow the divine power of God to manifest through your obedience to his will. Be willing to step outside your comfort zone, trusting that his power will equip you to overcome obstacles and achieve what seems impossible.
Other Bible Verses About God Being Able To Do Exceedingly
These verses emphasize that God’s power knows no limits, that he can do far more than we can imagine, and that nothing is impossible for him. They inspire us to have faith and trust in God’s ability to accomplish great things. These Bible verses show that the power of God is exceedingly abundant as long as we let him work within us.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.— Ephesians 3:20
Ah, sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth with your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.— Jeremiah 32:17
For nothing will be impossible with God.— Luke 1:37
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”— Matthew 19:26
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.— 2 Corinthians 9:8
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?— Romans 8:31
I can do all this through him, who gives me strength.— Philippians 4:13
When Jesus asked the blind men, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Matthew 9:28), they unequivocally said yes. Like the sightless man, we sometimes doubt the infinite capabilities of our Creator. Moreover, we also believe that we don’t have the ability to overcome the problems and brokenness we face in our time. Our disbelief and uncertainty about God’s power working in us dampen liberation and victory.
We are mistaken! God is able, and we are able! The God who created life, the heavens, and the earth is the same God who is with us today. As children of God, we affirm now all the glory of God and his exceeding power working in our lives.