For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. – (Philippians 4:13, NLT)
Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do. – (Philippians 4:13, ERV)
I can endure all things through the power of the One who gives me strength. – (Philippians 4:13, CEB)
It is an interesting phenomenon to look back and recognize the strength that carried us through things that were more than we could bear on our own. So often, in the moment, we cannot see how we will get through what lies ahead, yet before we know it, we are looking back on the other side of the struggle that we thought was going to break us. His strength sustains us from one breath to the next; moment to moment, hour to hour, day to day. As we trust in Him we discover that we are able to endure and overcome whatever lies before us, despite what we feel. May we turn to the Lord in faith, trusting that He will supply the strength we need to do whatever we are called to do.
In all that we face,
God’s strength He’ll supply;
As we turn in trust,
On Him choose rely.
For we can endure,
All that comes our way;
When we trust in God,
Our hope for each day.
So, trust in the Lord,
On Him, choose depend;
His love never fails,
Our strength to the end.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can do everything through You, as You supply the strength that we need to navigate all things. Forgive us for attempting to power through difficulties on our own, or for shrinking back from the struggles that seem too much to face. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would rely on You to supply the strength we need to keep moving in the direction that You are calling us to move. Show us how to love well, all those around us, so that we may encourage and strengthen the resolve of those who are discouraged by their circumstances. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we press forward trusting You to be our strength in all things. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you.” – Exodus 33:19