I realize that physical strength may actually have little or nothing to do with inner strength. But when feeling physically weak, my perception of things can be affected. I can become downcast, but suppose that I am spiritually weak as well. Christ answers that weakness with His strength. All that is required of me is to cling to Him and patiently rest in His promises.
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word” (Psalm 119:28). “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:16). “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, . . . strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power” (Colossians 1:10–11). “Not withstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known” (II Timothy 4:17). “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you” (I Peter 5:10).
Golden thought: I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (November 18 reading).]
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