God is our source of strength. When we need energy and endurance our God supplies it. Our God does not have a limited supply. Our God is not weak. We can draw from Him every day. We can rely on our Father God without fail. When we are weak He is strong. Life changing joy is available through Jesus. True staying power can be found in our God.
“Their weakness was turned to strength.” – Hebrews 11:34
“When I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
You have strength beyond what you have in yourself, when you are accessing the help of God.
5 Steps in Growing Stronger:
1. Drawing strength from relationship with God
“My health may fail, and my spirit grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart.” Psalm 73:26
Jesus Good News (weak in our ability to redeem ourselves, Jesus is our redemption)
“I can be strong through the grace that God gives me in Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 2:1
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
“If the Spirit of God lives in me, He will give life to my body through Jesus.” – Romans 8:11-13
2. Ask God for help. Be specific.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
3. Learning how to use the truth: read, learn, memorize, pray, apply Scriptures
Psalm 119:9-16, 49-56, 73-77, 97, 103-105, 114 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
4. Journey with others, share your need & strength, pray for each other, help each other.
When we receive help from our spiritual family we are seeing help from God.
“God has put each part just where he wants it, this makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
5. Follow God’s way: change behaviors (sin, stewardship of resources including health)
“Trust him and he will help you.” – Psalm 37:1-7
“Be strong and immovable.” – 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14