Today’s world says being strong is an attribute of a successful person. Strength is a relative term in the eye of the beholder. When a person sees one strong they are seeing the physical result not the pain or suffering. Real strength in the time of hardship does not necessarily come from human capability but it comes from the Lord who through your experiences has made you strong. When we are weak, He is strong for us. God likes to take our shortcomings and weakness and make it our strength. That weaknesses brings him so much joy and glory because of your dependence upon Him. God’s strength now becomes our strength and we can do anything that He asked us to do.
Nehemiah 8:10 – Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 46:1-3 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Prayer – Father in Jesus name, I am strong in the Lord. His joy brings me strength. I know that you will take care of me so I thank you for what you are doing for me right now. Amen.