Finding my strength
Proverbs 24:10 (ESV)
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
Sometimes when life hits us, we feel like crawling into our shell rather than take on the challenge. When reality strikes hard, sometimes we don’t feel like dealing with our problems. The Bible tells us that through God, we can have the strength to overcome our obstacles no matter how big or small.
While sin tells us lies about who we are and how we should feel, God tells us that we should not feel lazy or feel limited. We must act on improving ourselves and each other. When things don’t go our way, we must remain strong in our faith in God. In order to avoid losing strength, we must build each other up with encouragement and accountability.
We can’t run from our problems or be too lazy to fix them. We must face them and rely on God for our strength. Only He can help us overcome our spiritual battles. The evil one will constantly tell you that you’re not good enough or that you will never amount up to anything. However, God tells us the opposite of that in His word.
When darkness rises, God is our light. When trouble surrounds us, God is our hope. When we feel weak, God is our strength. We must remember this every day, so that we can face any problem or situation we are going through. What helps us get through our daily struggles is a strong community and friends we can lean on. God provides that for us with our local churches and Bible studies.
If you want to feel the strength God provides, think about giving up your problems and surrendering them to God. Let Him take your burdens. Feel the heavy weight lifted off your shoulders. Even though mankind will let you down, God never will. He is always there and ready for you to take that leap of faith with Him.
This week, pray about how you can be strengthened by God’s word and His teachings. Let His power give you peace and perseverance as you take on the daily challenges of life.