As mortal humans, we often have to be strong even in difficult circumstances. The world and the devil throw things our way that can be tough to handle, which is the perfect time to remember that our strength to overcome these battles come only from God.
The choice to fully embrace this biblical truth is ours to accept or reject.
Let’s be honest, sometimes we all need a little push to stay on track and/or need to be reminded that God’s strength is always there for us to rely on even in the absence of hope.
If you’re anything like me and I am speaking to you, the good news is the Bible is full of scriptures that reminds us that physical strength is not the most important thing. In our everyday lives we may want to focus on being healthy, but God’s word reminds us that strength of faith is what we really need most of all. It’s that strength and belief that God has our best intentions in mind that will help us successfully power through even the hardest of trials and tribulations.
David reminds us in Psalm 73:26, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Paul encouraged us in 2 Corinthians 13:9, “For we are glad when we are weak and You are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.”
A snippet from Hannah’s prayer written in 1 Samuel 2:4 offers hope, “The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength.”
Solomon reminded us the true test of strength is built in our adversities. In Proverbs 24:10, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”
As I mentioned, the Bible is filled with even more encouraging food for you to chew on. So I encourage you to read the menu today!
My brothers and sisters, I want to humbly remind you there are no secret formulas or magic potions in overcoming life’s many challenges and obstacles. But thankfully we serve a God that will never leave us alone or broken!
Psalm 18:39 confirms that God equipped us with strength for the battle! God will not only prepare us for hard or frustrating tasks, He will clear the way or He will make a way where there is no way! That is what having faith in the Lord will always bring!!
The fact still remains today as it did in the days of old; behind every strong person, there is God!