I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13 (CEB)
Very often in life, discouraging things happen that can shake one’s faith to the core. Sometimes it is hard to think we can get through some difficulty– that perhaps it is too much for us to bear. At those times we need God most and it feels like He doesn’t care. Yet, the truth of the matter is that He sees a much bigger picture than we do. What I can so often fail to do is ask God in all humility for the strength to get me through and bring glory to His name in the process. The Holy Spirit is within all of us as Christians and wants for us to acknowledge Him and allow Him to work His will in us.
Don’t fear, because I am with you;
don’t be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
I will surely help you;
I will hold you
with my righteous strong hand.
-Isaiah 41:10 (CEB)