Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 1, 2023

Changing From The Inside

“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 (NIV)

That’s a portion of scripture that many of us love, one that gives us great encouragement when we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place with no place to turn. I’ve been in a situation like that recently, and you probably have been, too, at least within recent memory. It’s the human condition.

We humans love to be in control of our own lives, don’t we? We love to think of ourselves as self-sufficient, not a burden on anyone. But when our resources suddenly dry up, our health fails, or circumstances twist our path in unexpected directions, we find ourselves in that scary place where life is out of our control, where life spins in a direction we didn’t choose. We see our cherished plans crashing and burning. The future stretches out before us as a great unknown, or maybe we even see the future being cut short. Maybe our old ways of handling crises don’t work in the new situation.

That’s when we turn to the words of Paul, describing our God – “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine . . . ” When you let those words sink into your heart, they are indeed a source of great peace and comfort. But we can’t stop there. What about the rest of the verse—according to his power that is at work within us?

Yes, it’s His power. Yes, it’s at work within us. That may mean that we need to take action, but not always. Sometimes that means His power is changing us from the inside, and we can trust Him to do everything according to His great love for us. Change is often difficult. It’s scary. If you feel the pull of God trying to change your thinking or your heart, you are most blessed. Don’t resist. Let Him do His work so you can break free of the emotions and ideas holding you back. I have never regretted allowing God to change me. Even though it has sometimes been a gut-wrenching experience, it has always, always been for the best. When that happens in your life, you can stand back and be amazed at what God can accomplish when your erroneous notions get out of His way.

God is sovereign! So “trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Following God is an exciting adventure. Blessings on you as you put your life and your efforts in His hand!

“Lord God, our heart’s desire is to align ourselves with Your will, so give us the courage to submit to Your work in our hearts and minds.”

For His Glory

 Cherie Williams (
TRBC Women’s Life



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