Sunday, March 8, 2009

I Can Do All Things

One of my favorite verses in the Bible, (I have many favorites), and probably the one I use the most in my daily life is: Phillipians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I can do all things through Christ because He does give me strength. I am only human and sometimes I forget that. There are days, I throw up my hands and say, "God, I can't do this anymore!" He is there to remind me that I can. When I have those kinds of days He comforts me from His word: Matthew 11:28, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Does it make me any less a christian or any less a child of God because I have days when I'm weak, tired and worn? No, it only means I'm human and need to lean on God for strength. I still trust Him in all things and He alone knows my heart.

It seems God gives me a word everyday by leading me to verses that are laden with just what I need to hear from Him at the time. Yesterday's word was peace, today's word is strength. He reminds me in His word that He will never put more on me than I can take. 1 Corinthians 10:13, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Sometimes I wonder what He knows that I don't, lol. Then I am reminded that He knows ALL. During my toughest times, He has always been there to get me through them. He gives me the strength to endure and continue my journey. I may not realize it right at that moment but I can always look back in hindsight and see where He worked in my life to control those troubling situations.

I can do all things through Jesus who is my strength, strength in the face of adversity, strength in the face of ridicule, strength in times of stress and strength to make it through each day that I would not be able to face alone. He is my Savior and my best friend.

My prayer for today is that you know Him as your Savior and best friend. That you have a personal relationship with Him and know His strength and peace. No one can do for you what the Lord can. Visit with Him everyday, take time to spend time with Him. Draw strength from Him and He will give you peace. Turn everything over to Him, He said in Matthew 11:30, For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. There is nothing to heavy or to hard for Him to bear.
I pray that you too can say, I can do all things.....
God bless