Lately, I have been facing some difficult times with my health. It seems like Satan is always attempting to weaken me and take me out of commission with God; but one thing God has shown me through it all…and that is to not focus on how difficult life may seem; but rather, to focus on the strength that continually keeps us standing, during these difficult times.
There is one verse in the Bible that we all seem to know and have probably memorized and that is Philippians 4:13, which reads… “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” You know…it’s so easy to memorize this verse; but have we truly lived this verse? In other words…do we truly know what it’s like to be able to do anything, on the strength of a powerful God?
Lately…through the struggling moments of chronic pain and illness; I have truly come to see how my God’s strength is holding me up and suspending me above the pit of destruction that Satan is attempting to place me in. Satan may be attempting to convince me that life is only going to get worse; but when I experience a strength that I have never experienced before; then I am reminded by God; that He will never let me fall into that pit of destruction.
How is it; that we focus so tightly on what is taking place in our lives, rather than what God can do, to help us, during these difficult times? We say that we believe in a strong and powerful God; but are we allowing Him to be all of that and more in our lives?
No matter what we face…and no matter how difficult it may seem; there is a strength and power that is definitely greater than this so-called strength; that stems from a weak circumstance…and the only way that we are going to experience this strength that can go way beyond any weakness; is when we choose to truly believe in the strength and power, of a great and mighty God!