In whatever we do each day we need strength. In weakness, nothing get done; we are too weak to go out, we are to weak to work, we are to weak, yes, even to put our thoughts together.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Apostle Paul said that it was God’s strength that enabled him to carry on the work of the Gospel. In himself, he was weak and it was when he accepted his state of weakness that he found strength:-
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Whenever we struggle, we are using our own strength. This morning, let’s ask the Lord to give us His strength. Say, Lord in you I have strength. In you I shall be strong!
In Psalms 27:1, we are told that God is our Strength:-
… the LORD is the strength of my life;..
Yes He is our salvation. He is our Strength! Oh isn’t He our everything?
Thank you Lord, you are the Strength of my life. You too are my Abundance. In you we are are abundantly blessed,
Now many time when He gives us His Strength, we can say, Lord, I still do not seem to have joy. How can I be happy, when there is so much to do, so much to put them right? Oh then turn to Nehemiah and let His words increase your strength.
Nehemiah 8:9 “And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, ‘when they heard the words of the law.”
Yes today is holy, weep not, mourn not, let His words strengthen you.
10Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Now read verse 10 above. It says the “Joy” of the Lord is our solution?
So if you are weary and weak, start to rejoice in the Lord! Sing your favourite hymn “Rejoice in the Lord always…”
Yes it is His word, the Joy of the Lord is our Strength! When we rejoice in Him for all that He has done, strength seems to manifest itself. If has happened to me and I am sure you will too!
So rejoice today, come rain or shine!