Daily Devotional – 11/7/14 “You’re already strong!”

It’s Friday and someone is looking at their bank account trying to figure out how to stretch the last few dollars until payday next Friday. Someone got paid today and it’s still not enough to cover everything you got going. Someone else has to endure yet another doctor appointment only to leave feeling worse than when you came. Someone is headed to the funeral home to pay their last respects to a family member while another one makes arrangements. A mother or father somewhere is sitting next to the bedside of their sick child and there is nothing they can do for them. Some girl is contemplating suicide because she is being bullied and afraid to tell somebody. Some boy is being harassed by the local gang and he won’t tell out of fear. An elderly person is being abused by the same person they gave birth too even though they claim to love them. A pastor is sitting at his desk overwhelmed by the lack of respect he gets from those God told him to lead. A new minister is hiding their calling out of fear of being rejected. A man somewhere who has worked for 20+ years can’t find a decent job anywhere after being laid off. A child went to bed hungry and no one even notices. A child can’t even read but he or she will be passed to the next grade. Domestic violence is up but not just between spouses but also between parents and children. Children are acting like they have no sense and …

Well, it’s a struggle y’all. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, what you look like, what kind of car you drive, the kind of house you stay in or even about the money you have because at this very moment; life is a struggle. But you know what I’ve found out? God is able! Yep. That’s it! God is able and I don’t have to continually ask Him for strength to climb, to overcome, to outlast and to get through because He has already given us this; we just need to tap into it. Isaiah 41:10 says it like this, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Stop waiting to be strengthened because you are, stand up. Stop waiting for validation that you are capable because you are, get up! Psalm 18:32 says, “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” Psalm 18:36 even says, “You widen my path; my feet do not slip.” So, what are you waiting on? Get up! You have what you need. God is your strength and He’s made your path wide enough to keep you from slipping. All you have to do is trust Him because He has proven that He’ll do it!

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