I have never felt particularly strong: physically, mentally or emotionally. When I found out I had cancer, I remember not being fearful of the cancer itself. The diagnosis had taken me totally by surprise, but I knew it hadn’t taken God by surprise. He knew. What did make me fearful was that I didn’t feel I had the strength that it would take to get through to the other side of it. One of the first things I did was got a notebook and started writing scriptures down that I could take to the hospital with me.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
When I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor. 12:10
I have never needed or used those verses more than in the past two years. Each hard, hesitant step of the way, I would remind myself of those words the apostle Paul wrote during his trials and hardships. Many days I felt overwhelmed, but God was there to fill me with His strength and power.
You may feel utterly weak and lack the strength to take the next step. But take it. God is with you- holding you up when you feel faint, holding your hand when you feel alone. Nudging you forward when you’d rather retreat.
You may feel small compared to the big problem that looms in front of you. You may feel insignificant compared to the situation you desire to have an impact on. You may feel ill-equipped to handle the task that has been given to you. But all these things are easy for Him. Let Him take control. He will be:
Strength in your weakness
Courage in your fear
Faith in your doubt
Peace in your storm.
Dear friend, what do you need today? It is all His – at His disposal, ready to hand out if we would just ask.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (NKJV)
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.