24th Mar, 2023
Through Christ, you can do it
"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me." Php 4:13 AMPC
Paul writes: "I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]" (v. 13 AMPC). Paul believed he could handle whatever life threw at him. Do you believe that too? What are the things that trigger your fear and cause you to say, "I could never do that"? Suddenly losing a loved one? Facing an unexpected illness? Having your adult child with two toddlers move into your fastidiously clean and tranquil house after you have had an empty nest for years? Going on a stringent diet because your life depends on it?
Putting yourself on a budget to prevent foreclosure of your home? Suddenly having to take care of a disabled, elderly parent? Most people have some sort of situation that truly seems impossible to them, something they are unsure they can handle.
The truth is, while some situations may be extremely undesirable or challenging for you, God says you can do whatever you need to do in life. He doesn't say everything will be simple for you; He doesn't promise you will enjoy every little thing you do, but that you can enjoy life in the middle of doing them. How? Through the power of the One, "Who infuses inner strength into you." When you need money, you make a withdrawal from your bank account. When your car is empty, you make a withdrawal from the gas pump.
So when life gets overwhelming, pray and make a withdrawal on God's grace, love, strength, power, and guidance.