So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
This year there has been a lot of uncertainty and Covid – 19 has plunged us into an uncertain haze. As Americans, the biggest struggle that has come our way for most of us is either online school or teaching and adjusting to working online. Vacations, weddings, and graduations were all canceled because of the pandemic. It’s so easy for our spiritual strength to crumble and for us to just huddle up into a ball of self-pity when times get hard. Just because we put our trust in Jesus does not mean that we will never fear because we are humans and we falter. However, with trusting God comes strength and even though at times our strength and courage fails us. Gods strength is eternal and he pours it onto us in abundance. When we refer to someone as having great strength we might think of Samson whom God blessed with such great strength that he was able to obliterate 1,000 Philistines with only the jawbone of a donkey as a weapon. Physically Samson was the strongest man in the Bible but spiritually he was a malnourished child. It’s so easy for us to fall under the leadership of those who appear to be strong like Samson. We easily ignore those who are being excluded or picked on. Our sin whispers in our ears telling us that we have far too much strength to pay attention to those who are weak. When we don’t realize that our strength doesn’t come from others but from God and with that strength that he gives us we use it to spread like wildfire to others.
Junior Mercy Jacobson
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- Thank God for hearing your prayers and answering them in his wisdom and way.
- 2 Corinthians 9:8: And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiencyin all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.