Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. – (Ephesians 6:10, HCSB)
To end my letter I tell you, be strong in the Lord and His great power. – (Ephesians 6:10, ERV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. – (Ephesians 6:10, VOICE)
Paul, in his letter to the church of Ephesus, reminded the people from where to draw their strength. This reminder is not only for them, but for all of us, throughout the ages. God’s strength is limitless and everlasting. We can call on Him and He is faithful to provide the strength we need to keep moving in the direction to which we have been called. Sometimes His strength is provided supernaturally, and other times, He supplies people around us to lean on, who encourage and build us up. Either way, He continues to prove that He is faithful and worthy of all of our trust. May we ever seek the Lord to be our strength, for He is good and is stronger than anything that we might face.
Brothers and sisters,
Look to God for strength;
It’s more than enough,
Endless height and length.
Wherever we go,
His strength shall endure;
So keep seeking Him,
All grace He assures.
He provides for needs,
In His love, He gives;
Hope, help and His peace,
And strength to forgive.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our Source and Supply of strength. Thank You that You meet us in our need, and provide in ways that we might not expect, yet grant us that which sustains us best. Forgive us for the times that we have tried to muscle our way through things, or suffer in silence; neither is what You intend for us. Teach us to bring our burdens to You, for You provide the strength we need to press on. Show us how to love those around us in practical ways, so that strength is shared as it is needed. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to be our strength and praise You for Your limitless power and provision. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11