As the great hymn-writer carols in his wonderful words:- Strong in the strength which God supplies, thro’ His eternal Son, we are reminded that God Himself is the source of all supplied strength. His strength is always matched to our weakness. For He Himself is the powerhouse behind that special need… however, keen the sorrow; however heavy the trial; however deep the wound; however complex the circumstances. And another hymn-writer, pens in his famous stanza, that God provides:- Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…
Like each and every gift of grace, His strength is ministered to each of us according to our need. We have no need of a bank deposit of supply, No spiritual battery from which to draw our spiritual strength. His supply is a continuous flow, received by faith as need requires. Life is divided into days – and day after day after day, He provides and supplies the strength. Down through the weeks which flow into months and years, He continues to provide ‘Strength for the day and bright hope for the morrow!’
You can face the future. You can face your woes; your work; your weakness; your wounds; your world. You can face your foes and friends; your finances, frets, and frustrations. You can face the future, in a spirit of confidence. The cross He gives in not greater than the strength you receive to lift it. The burden you carry is not heavier than the strength that He provides.
Indeed, His grace multiplies when the burdens grow greater: for My grace is sufficient for thee. My strength is made perfect in your weakness. But so often we forget the final part of Paul’s wonderful message of God’s sufficiency, for Paul continues: Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities. !! MOST GLADLY!! that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
With such sufficiency of strength promised by God, a guaranteed sufficiency for every need… mediated to us according to our need and promised according to His eternal bond.. need we ever gasp at the enormity of the job He requires of us? It is through His strength, that I can do ALL things through CHRIST, Who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.
25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
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