It is amazing what we can live through. It really is. God has made us with a resiliency that is hard to comprehend. Most important, it not about the strength that we have in our own being, but it is really about the fact that He is with us, lives in us, and He will strengthen us Himself (Phil. 4:13).
We are probably all familiar with the parable of the Footprints in the Sand. It is the story about God and one of His children walking along the beach. When the child of God looks back from where she came, she sees the two sets of footprints most of the way, but then she is stunned when at some points there is only one set. Thinking that the Lord had abandoned her at the hardest crisis’, the child of God asks this question “Where were You, Lord?” That is when the Lord reveals this truth, “Those are the places where I carried you.”
Truly, He never leaves us.
Because His strength resides with us, we are stronger than we could ever think or know.
You are not without resources.
- Remember that God is with you and that He is strong.
- Believe God when He says in the Bible about us,“I can do all things through him who strengthens me,” (Phil. 4:13).
- Declare out loud to God about how you need Him and will trust Him to help you.
What about you? Is there a time where you have been surprised about how you could endure a particular situation or experience?
“Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.”