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Finding Strength in Ourselves

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Finding Strength in Ourselves

 

Only the Lord can provide the strength we need when we feel we have no more. In those moments, how do we reach out for help? The Apostle Paul had many times when he had to find strength in himself. He knew what that felt like.

He wrote a letter to his son in the faith, Timothy, and said, “Don’t be ashamed of me, but share in the sufferings of the Gospel.”

He sat on death row. It grew harder and harder to get other Christians to come to visit him in prison. In all likelihood, they feared they too would be arrested. The last thing Paul ever wrote was about his deep feelings of loneliness.[1]

There are seasons in life when we feel all alone. In those moments, we have to know how to reach down and strengthen ourselves in the Lord.

In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus agonized over the cross and what lay before Him. He prayed, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.”

God has given us everything we need to be strengthened and move through every situation and problem. Know the strength is there—in Him!

For more on this topic, listen to the podcast, Finding Strength When We Think We Have None

[1] 2 Timothy 4:16-17

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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