Can I tell you something that may sound strange and unusual? God doesn’t need you to be strong.
God doesn’t want us to be strong. He wants to be our strength. If you rely only on your strength you will fail, you cannot endure, you will discover you cannot make it.
We may not realize what it means for God to be our strength until we’re weak enough that he’s our only option. In the New Testament, Paul says, “God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.”
It’s when we are weak and afraid that we get to experience the awesome presence and power of God. Whatever you do today, regardless of your circumstances, hold onto your faith in God.
Remember this truth: An absence of faith in God produces fear.
When you look at your adversity is the response fear, or is it faith? If we are responding in fear it is because we are more impressed by the things which can be seen. But if we are responding in faith it is because we are more impressed by the things which cannot be seen - the unseen hand and power of our God.
Over and over in the Scripture we are told to “fear not.” You’ve read it haven’t you? “Don’t be afraid.”
Maybe God said it so many times, because he knew we would need to be reminded often that we can trust him. Our lives are in his hands and we don’t have to be afraid.
What fear have you been battling lately?
- Fear for your health?
- Fear for your family?
- Fear for our nation?
- Fear concerning the coronavirus?
- Fear for your future?
- Fear for your finances?
Our job is to remain faithful…God’s job is to rescue us, to be with us, and to give us strength to endure. Let me ask you a question: What has your speech been like lately? Would those around you say your conversations have been filled with fear, or with faith?
Today’s Challenge: Let’s choose faith over fear. We all face fear, but let’s decide to give it to God. Let’s trust Him. Let’s believe that He knows what he is doing. Let’s remember that God is still in control. He is still on his throne and he has not given up his authority. He has always been faithful in your life…and he always will be.
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