"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might." - Ephesians 6:10
We want our children to be strong. We teach them what they need to know to stand firm, to take responsibility, and to do the right thing. We encourage them to exercise, to participate in sports so that they can develop physical strength. We want to see them succeed in every way.
It’s good to be strong; physically, mentally and morally, and it’s a good goal to set not only for our children but for ourselves. But our strength always has its limits and this life has a way of pushing us beyond those limits.
Temptations overwhelm us. Life challenges us with problems that have no solution. Sickness and eventually old age will rob our strength no matter how powerful we are in ourselves.
Be strong in the Lord. When your own strength fails, trust Him and His strength. When temptations assail you, turn to Him for grace. When the impossibilities of life stop you, lean on Him to guide you through them. When sickness and the natural process of aging eat away at your physical strength, rest in His loving provision. Learn to cast all your cares on Him, knowing that He cares for you, and so you will be strong in Him.
Jesus is Lord of the impossible, the Almighty one, who lived a holy life and then defeated death. He knows what this life can bring; “He was tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
Lord Jesus, take me through this; it’s beyond me. My strength is in You and in Your might. Keep me close.
Pastor Dan Giles