Today, I would like to share a Bible verse with you…that probably most of us know. Even though it’s simple to memorize and remember at the same time, it holds so much hope…hope that can help us to press on…despite what we may be facing at the time…and this Bible verse is in Philippians 4:13…and we read…“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
How many times do we quickly recite a verse like this one…thinking we know it; but yet maybe we find out later; that we have memorized the verse and completely bypassed the meaning. This is one reason why I’d like to share some thoughts on Philippians 4:13 today.
When we stop and truly dissect this verse…we see a God who is showing us a limitless strength…a strength that can help us to accomplish anything that comes our way. Do we truly know what kind of strength God is offering us through this verse? It’s a strength that never wavers…a strength that’s never ending…and it’s definitely not like our own so-called strength.
As I think back…over the past few days…I see moments, when I felt as if I was going to collapse…due to pain, tiredness and a lot of work…but as I got up the other day…it was as if God was speaking to my spirit and saying… “Diane, you put a foot forward and keep pressing on and I will give you the strength you need;” so I got up from the daybed in the office and began to put a foot forward…and as I did, I could feel a powerful strength kick in. Even though I still felt tired and weighed down from the week…I was able to plow through it and do everything that needed to be accomplished…and that was only because I found out that I could do all things…because of God’s powerful strength…a strength that can definitely go into overdrive, when our strength is gone!
One thing I’ve learned over time…and that is to never give up…because this only delays the help that God longs to give us. God not only longs to hear our prayers; but He also wants to see hearts that relay another message…a message that says to Him… “Look God…I’m trying…could you give me a helping hand.”