I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Isn't it good to know that when you feel weak, or like you can't go on, Jesus will give you strength? Just that confirmation and declaration through the Word of God, brings peace and spiritual strength. Strength to know that through Jesus, there is nothing that you cannot do because He is faithful to never leave nor forsake you.
Life is not easy and God never promised it would be. He promised to be with you. However, when life gets hard, you can call on Jesus and He will strengthen, encourage and help you to continue on your journey, as He is by your side. One of my favorite verses when I feel overwhelmed, alone and/or burdened is, Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This is God's direct command to fear nothing, not to feel hopeless, because He is your strength. Nothing can take you from His protection nor snatch you from His hands because He Is your God. That promise and God are more than worthy of Praise!
Yes, life is hard but it is joyous, beautiful and abundantly blessed, when you serve Christ! There will be valley moments, but there are also mountain moments. These mountain moments, give you the Victory and are many times IN THE FORM OF answered prayers, from the desires of your heart - according to God's good and perfect will, encouragement from God’s people and often times the kindness of strangers. To get to that mountaintop, you realize that you have a testimony to God's strength and how He was and is with you, when you felt abandoned, lonely and fearful. Perseverance, faith and knowing that God has delivered, rescued and has always been with you, and He is not going to ever leave you.
No matter what occurs in life or does not - issues with family, career, life - you will get out of the valley. Keep saying it until you get the answer - the Lord is my Strength! I can and will do All things through Christ who strengthens me! Amen
Be blessed always,