"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.”
All paths to God cross through Christ. I have always thought of God as my father, and Christ as a close friend who is always in close reach wherever I am.
A simple powerful thought is: I can do whatever I need to do in life through Christ. I can catch whatever life is throwing at me. Do you believe you can do whatever you need to do in life? Or are there circumstances that trigger dread, fear, or cause you to say, "I just can't do that." when you think about them?
Whether it's suddenly losing a loved one, facing serious unexpected illness, having your adult child who has two toddlers move into your clean, quiet house after all your children moved out years ago, going on a strict diet because your life depends on it, putting yourself on a budget to avoid foreclosure on your home, or suddenly having to care for a disabled elderly parent- most people have some kind of circumstance that truly seems impossible to them, something they aren't sure they can or could handle.
The fact is while some situations may be intensely undesirable or difficult for you, you can do whatever you need to do in life. God promises this to all of us. God tells us in His word that we have the strength to do all things because Christ empowers us to do so. He doesn't say everything will be easy. He doesn't promise joy while we are going through it all. But we can enjoy life in its midst.
We must understand the above verse does not say we can do anything we want because we are strong enough, smart enough, or hardworking enough. No, in fact, it leaves no room at all for human effort or endowment. The secret is we are able to do it with help - Christ. We need him in our lives always.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "let me live through Christ."
Help me to realize I can not get through hurdles without Christ.
Teach me to pray to Christ for my needs.
Remind me that I can not do it alone.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.