Beyond Counting

Beyond Counting

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The wave of revival that swept Sweden during the nineteenth century was influenced by hymns written by Lina Sandell. She had a gift for communicating powerful truths in ways that were both clear and practical.

One hymn was inspired by a little boy she saw doing some addition. Sandell heard him say, “I Can’t Count Them All.” Overhearing this innocent comment reminded her of the mercies of God and led her to write a hymn with that title.

In that hymn, Sandell described how she could not fathom “the numberless gifts of God’s mercies.” No matter what previously had taken place, these mercies are “like dew that appears in the morning.” They were brand-new and could not be counted. “Like all of the stars in the heavens, God’s mercies can never be told.”

Realizing these limitless mercies, Sandell only could respond with praise. “For all of that love, my thanksgiving and love to the end of my days.”

The Bible reminds us that with God there are no limits: resources beyond anything we can imagine, power released with just a word, boundless love, unmeasurable forgiveness. In fact, “He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12).

In your life, don’t place restrictions on God. Cast every care on Him. Commit every problem to Him, regardless of how big they may seem to you. With Him, all things are possible.