Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think… —Ephesians 3:20
The size of your faith will determine the size of your God. God operates on our behalf within the parameters of our faith. God desires to “shew himself strong” but His might is often dwarfed by our midget faith. Jesus “did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Mt. 13:58). Jesus said, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Mt. 9:29).
On one occasion, the Bible says, “the power of the Lord was present to heal them” (Luke 5:17). Unfortunately, only one man was actually healed. Why were not more healed? The problem was not in the power—It was present! The problem was an absence of faith.
God invites us “open thy mouth WIDE, and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10). Our problem is we ask too little and think too small. Our mistake is in thinking God is altogether such an one as ourselves (Ps. 50:21). We ask according as a man would ask of another man, and therefore expect nothing more than what a finite man can provide.
After 2000 years, we are still standing around asking God, “Lord, IF thou canst do anything… help us.” And He still says to us, “IF thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”