As Christians, we can rely daily on the strength of the Lord to bring us through hard times.
In the Bible we see this time and time again—whether it was Daniel, Mary, or Paul—all followers of God have fearlessly sought his calming, loving, and uplifting spirit, and have seen God as a constant stronghold in their lives.
Reflecting on God’s amazing love encourages us to rely fully on the strength of God, knowing that he will be there for us in any circumstance.
Here are five passages to reflect on, as you seek after God’s strength:
Deuteronomy 3:16 — “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Isaiah 40:29-31 — “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.”
Psalm 23:4 — “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 — “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Ephesians 6:10-13 — “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. ”
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As Christians, we can rely daily on the strength of the Lord to bring us through hard times. In the Bible we see this time and time again—whether it was Daniel, Mary, or Paul—all followers of God have fearlessly sought his calming, loving, and uplifting spirit, and have seen God as a constant stronghold in their […]