The Promises of God Series - "Promise of Strength"

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In last week's devotional, we saw God's promise to love us unfailingly.

This week as we continue to look into the promises that God has given us, we find this promise - God promises to give us strength. 

We all find ourselves in need of strength at times, whether it be mental, physical, or spiritual.

We all find ourselves feeling overcome by life's trials, heartaches, and obstacles. Many of us have felt like the burden of life was just too much to bear.

But God's promise to us is clear - He will give us the strength to traverse every path of life.

"He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength." Isaiah 40:29

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

It's in those moments, when it might seem like we have no strength left, that we are urged to look toward a strength far greater than our own - a strength that never subsides.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

This strength is the strength that comes from God through His Spirit. And as we saw in our study of the Holy Spirit, He dwells within those who believe in Him -

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"that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man," Ephesians 3:16

Look to God and His strength will find you. Seek Him and you will find strength.

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always." 1 Chronicles 16:11

So how do we seek God? How do we look to Him when everything feels like its crashing down?

Here are 3 ways I've learned to seek God when I am in need of strength -

1. Pray - even when you don't feel like it. 

2. Trust - trust that God's strength is greater than our own.

3. Believe - believe that God is faithful and will carry out His promises.

No matter what season you're in, and no matter how defeated you might feel, I urge you to take heart and remember that God is greater than any of our problems.

His strength will never fail. And He promises that He will grant us His strength if we look to Him, and trust that He has already overcome our problems.

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