God is our strength
read through just these few verses, this is what I was able to apply to
my life. I hope you will be able to do the same---
1. Exodus 15:2
is my strength. And as such, He puts a song in me--part of His giving
me strength, is putting a song in my heart. When He becomes my God, when
I chose Him, He saves me, and that causes me to praise Him. I understand
what it means to exalt Him. As I praise Him, focus on Him,
worship Him, His strength sustains me. No problem can overwhelm me.
No situation is more than He can handle.
2. Exodus 15:13
because of His love for us, will lead us where we need to go. He
already has the answer to our problems. He already knows the outcome.
Wherever He takes us, we are promised that His presence is with us--and
it is a holy place because of that. So, no matter what problem you
are facing, and no matter how horrible the atmosphere, He will be by you,
and where you are is holy. Nothing that is happening to you nor anything
that will happen to you, can change His love for you.
.Deut 4 : 37-38
brings His people out of their "captivity" by His strength. That
includes addictions, behaviors, abuse, illnesses, etc. Not only will
He deliver you from them, he will drive away any further weapons of the
enemy (satan). He can and will destroy the things stronger than you
in this world that threaten to overcome, control and destroy you.
God requires of us and what strength we have, is to love Him. Not to love
Him with half of it and save the rest to fight our battles. But to
love Him with ALL of our strength as well as all of our heart and soul.
That says to me that He doesn't need, nor want, my strength to help
Him fight my battles for me---He wants every bit of it given to loving
1 Sam 23: 16-17
love the stories of David
and Jonathan and their friendship. Notice that Jonathan didn't come
to defend David or to rescue him. He came, as his friend, to help
him find his strength in the Lord. He encouraged him not to be afraid.
God does that for us in the same way! He will send other people to
us to help us find our strength in Him....to encourage us and to point
us in the right direction. I know of many times in my life
when I have been so overwhelmed by a problem, that I "forgot" to turn to
Him completely. And during those times, He sent a Christian brother
or sister to encourage me, or even reprimand me, so I'd get back on track
with Him. I pray I will always be ready to do the same for others
as he leads!
1 Sam 30:4
strength can be wiped out by our emotions. We tend to drag others
along with us in the process. But we can never deplete God of His
strength. His strength is not a victim of our emotions! And
yet, the weeping may put me where He wants me---totally dependent on Him.
There are times when weeping in sorrow and pleading with Him for help becomes
a cleansing time. Then He can fill that void up with His strength,
does give us strength---we don't have to look for it anywhere else.
I don't need credit cards to protect me from not having money when I need
it. I don't need alcohol to help me face the day. And not only
does He give me strength---He blesses me with peace. I don't even
"have" to worry any more!
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