God is Able - A Prayer for Baby Devin

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen

Ephesians 3:14-21, ESV


Our son in law has a cousin who is like a sister to him. She and her husband had a baby boy a few weeks ago. His name is Devin, and by all accounts he is a sweet baby indeed. He was born a few weeks early, and has had several health concerns that have kept him in the hospital due to the special attention he has required. In the past two weeks, his breathing difficulties have necessitated one  surgery already, with another one scheduled for tomorrow as of the time I am writing this. It is a scary time for his young parents, as well as for those who love them. They have something very powerful going for them , however, for they are Christians.


And Christians have the privilege to present their requests to God. And God, Who loves us dearly, has told us that we can count on Him to do far more abundantly than anything that we can think or ask. In other words, while we can think of some very specific things to ask of Him, He is able to do more. That "more" includes being able to answer our prayers in that perfect way that can only be defined as His will.


And God's will is flawless, for He can see the big picture. And while all such times as what Devin and his parents are going through can be frightening beyond words, God is still able to handle the situation in the exact right way. He is able to intervene with His healing power. He is able to give wisdom to those tending to this little one. He is able to protect baby Devin to the breadth and length and height and depth of whatever he may need. 


He is able to show Devin's family His great love - a love so vast in His Son, Jesus Christ that it surpasses all knowledge. Those of us who have experienced such uncertain times can attest to this love, for it has been extended to us over and over throughout our lifetimes. And while we have certainly not been able to understand just why we had to go through such difficult times, it is important for us to remember that God understands. And it is important for us to know that He will always do exactly the right thing.


So, we all have the privilege of going to our loving Father on behalf of Devin and his Mom and Dad. We have the comfort of knowing that these petitions are being made to the One Who knows exactly what is needed and Who has the power to make things turn our exactly right. I ask that you would be praying for them, if you would be willing to extend that kindness. And we know that we can pray without fear, for God is able to handle this in just the right way. As a matter of fact, He is able to do far more abundantly than we can even think or ask, so think and ask big, for this little one needs the help that only God can provide. 


Thank you for your prayers!