We underestimate the importance of strength until we find ourselves depleted and drained of it as we walk through this life.
God’s word provides supernatural strength as we rely on the word to be bread for our soul. Man really doesn’t live on bread alone.
You may get some energy from natural food but sustained energy for life comes from spiritual food.
1) We Find Strength in Worship
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God and I will praise him- my Father’s God and I will exalt him.
Victory and strength are found as you praise him in worship.
2) We Find Strength Through His Power In Us
So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Overcoming fear and intimidation is found by relying on God’s strength in you. Trusting more in his ability than our own capabilities. God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.
3) We Find Strength Through His Joy
Do not grieve, for The Joy of The Lord is your strength.
We can go through gut punching circumstances and experience loss and disappointment through life. We face painful situations but God’s strength comes to us as we focus on the joy of our relationship with him.
Joy comes when we know how much He loves us. He will never leave us or forsake us.
4) We Find Strength in Being Still
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains quake with their surging.
Trouble will come but our strength is found in God being our help no matter what we face. He is the refuge we can run to for shelter.
We can trouble our trouble by being at rest, staying in peace and being unmoved by the tactics of the enemy. Peace comes from drawing upon His strength and stability.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
Strength lies in quietness and listening in prayer. Prayer is always a dialogue and not just a monologue. The Lord desires sweet fellowship with us not just a laundry list of things we need or want.
He wants to give us good things, but most of all, He wants us. Fellowship with him and enjoying him pleases the heart of God.
5) Strength lies in your convictions.
But Daniel purposed in his heart that He would not defile himself with the portion of The king’s delicacies and of the wine which He drank, therefore He requested of the chief of the eunuchs that He might not defiled himself.
Convictions empower you with strength because you are led by your inner core and your non-negotiable s. Personal convictions help you choose what you accept for you and reject what you don’t want in your life. These are guiding principles you hold and live by. They shape you.
6) Strength lies in your values.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
What gives you energy and joy? Whatever it is you invest in and give time and attention to on a regular basis reveals what you value and love.
Your values create an environment that shows others what you care about. Your decisions always point to your value system and what you love.
7) Strength lies within your community.
Not giving up the meeting of ourselves together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the day approaching.
You have something to contribute to others and they have something for you. We all need encouragement from the circle of our community.
Recognizing where we find our strength can tell us a lot about what we are drawn towards. Do you have one area that you tend to be drawn to?
For me, worship and being in God’s presence can reboot me like no other. How about you? What gives you strength?
Is it community and talking over coffee with a friend? Or diving deeply into scripture? Where do you find strength?
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