Recently we looked at God’s power and His willingness on our behalf. I keep going back to those three doxologies found in Ephesians, Jude, and Romans, each starting with those six wonderful words … “Now to Him who is able ….”
Able, the Greek word is dunamai and is the word from which we get our English word dynamite! It means power.
I also remember Jesus’ willingness to bring that power to bear in the healing of a leper with the words, “I am willing.” [Mark 1:40-42]
As I once again contemplate those two words, willing and able, another phrase popped into my mind. “Ready, Willing & Able!”
Then the words of Psalm 46:1 began to minister to my heart … “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.” [HCSB]
You probably learned the last part of that Scripture as “a very present help in times of trouble.” [NKJV]
No matter which version you are most comfortable with, the truth contained in those words tells us that our God is ready. If you read the next verses in that song, you will discover He is ready even though the earth trembles, mountains topple, seas roar. The LORD is our refuge and strength, our help.
Our LORD is ready. Our LORD is willing. Our LORD is able. No matter what we are facing, He is there.