Wednesday, January 23, 2019

You Can Do Whatever....

Recently I felt like I was being battered by challenges/attacks and I told the Lord "Lord, if these keep coming I'm not sure I can deal with it."  His response was immediate, short and to the point.

He said "you can do whatever I give you the strength to do."

That's it ^^, not very wordy but it hits like a hammer.  He does not give us the strength we need for tomorrows challenges today.  He gives you the strength you need tomorrow, tomorrow.  Most of the time if not all of the time we serve a "just in time" God.  He is in us, around us, always watching, always present and fully capable of providing exactly what we need in the exact millisecond that we need it, in other words, just in time.

Matt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

We just have to decide to never give up.  If we are going to go down, we will go down swinging.  We fight, till the end.  We must arm ourselves with the attitude of a warrior, a soldier:

2 Tim 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Make no mistake, we are soldiers and this is a war.  Each day that passes brings this into clearer focus than the day before.  He told us we would have trials, tribulations, troubles in this life and guess what?  He was right.  But He also told us He would never leave us or forsake us:

Heb 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

This life is full of trouble and heartache, that's just the way it is.  When we can find some happiness here or there, wonderful but we have to understand what we were put here to do.  We are soldiers, this is a war.  We have been and will be tested and it will never stop until we check out of this world.  But the word of encouragement is, if you are not feeling up to the fight today, be patient.  Wait for the strength you need to be given to you, then re-engage.  It is true, we can do whatever He gives us the strength to do.  Glory to God.

may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be multiplied unto you