We’ve all heard that expression..haven’t we? We can’t do things in our own strength..but what does that really look like? For me.. I usually have to get to the end of my own physical and emotional strength and then I know the only way through is with Him.
I find that I am in that place more and more as I get older. My body is less resilient, my emotional reserve is moving toward empty. So.. I need God more and more everyday. I don’t want to fold up or give up when my own strength fails me.. He will enable me to do the impossible over and over again. I have evidence of this in my life experience.
So many times I felt like I was on the edge..unable to take another step..expecting to fall any minute. He always came for me. He rescued me. He caught me as I fell. He saved me over and over. His faithfulness is unending.
My friend sent me an email with a scripture that I love. I think I had forgotten how much until I saw it again. It comes from the book of 2Chronicles.. chapter 20. This is a great story and if you have not read it recently I suggest you go back to it and breathe in the sovereignty of God that is all over the story of Jehoshaphat. It is amazing and encouraging at every level.
” Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s…You will not even need to fight. Take your positions, than stand still and watch the Lord’s victory!”