by Tammy Phillips
October 17, 2021
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 KJV)
When we finally realize that God is inside of us…
When we finally comprehend that He abides in us…
When we finally grasp that He lives in us…
When we finally get that we can do nothing in and of ourselves…
When we finally understand that God alone is our power source…
When we finally recognize that God is our strength…
When we finally take hold of that it is all Him and not us…
When we finally believe that God is who He says He is, He can and will do what he says He will do, then we can boldly believe…
WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES US THE STRENGTH TO DO IT because it is not us doing it anyway. It is God inside us. It is not us! “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20 NIV)
When the Word says God is our strength, this is not one a one-word arsenal. The word strength throughout the Bible can mean might, power, authority, ability, fierce, bold, courageous, obstinate, established, fixed, a steadfast mind, comfort, repaired, refreshed, riches, wealth, hold up, and resolute in one direction. These are all things that God gifts us with to strengthen us.
When our bodies are weak and our minds are cloudy, God is the strength.
When we have no physical strength left, He steps in and holds us up.
When we think we cannot take one more step, He tells us think different, it’s Me not you.
When we are not sure if we can stand any longer, He encourages us to be resolute.
When we are at the end of our rope and barely hanging on, Jesus says, “Have faith in God.”
The LORD has been the source of power the whole time. We were just temporarily fooled into believing that we had something to do with it.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
The Lord is my strength and my victory. (Exodus 15:2)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
He renews our strength. (Isaiah 40:3)
He will strengthen, help, and hold us up. (Isaiah 41:10)
“The LORD my Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like those of a deer and enables me to walk on mountain heights! ” (Habakkuk 3:19 CSB)
His power is at work in us. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
He comforts our hearts, establishes, and strengthens us in every good word and work. (2 Thessalonians 2:17)
He is faithful who shall establish, strengthen, and keep us from evil. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
He himself makes us strong and establishes us. (1 Peter 5:10)
He did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
He gives us strength to do everything! (Philippians 4:12)
I encourage you to “seek the LORD and His strength, seek his face continually.” (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV). It is His strength which gets us through each day. It is He alone who heals, completes, and saves us. When we cry out, He answers. He makes us BOLD IN OUR SOUL with His strength. (Psalm 138:3)
“‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.'” (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV)
Since nothing too hard for God, He gives us His strength, and nothing is too hard for us…in Him! No hill is too hard to climb! No mountain is too hard to move! No obstacle is too big to overcome! AMEN! God is our strength!