“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
“If we just believe in ourselves and persevere through difficulties, there is nothing we cannot achieve!” Maybe we all don’t consciously think this, but our actions can show that in some areas we believe this.
What is God’s perspective? He is the everlasting God and He created everything with the word of His mouth. His power and ability is limitless. Do you know Him? Have you heard Him?
Here’s one thing you should know: God never gets tired. He has infinite power and strength.
Here’s another thing you should know: You have no ability in yourself. We did not create ourselves. We cannot take credit for anything in life – even the air we breathe now is a gift from our Creator.
We give ourselves far too much credit – and we certainly make God far too small.
So here’s what I want you to think about today: We need God. Not just in a spiritual sense, not just to be a good Christian, and not just when we have grown tired – we need him for every single, solitary part of our existence.
I used to think of the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13) as “On difficult tasks when I’ve exhausted all my resources and have nothing left, God helps to take me the rest of the way that I couldn’t go myself.” While this might sound right, I was actually completely wrong because of how I viewed myself. I thought that I was capable of doing 80-90% and God swooped in to carry me that last little bit that I couldn’t. And that’s just on the hard tasks!
In reality, we need God for everything. In ourselves can do nothing (John 15:5). We must continually realize that we are dependent on Him in every area of life. We can do all things – even the simple things like getting out of bed in the morning – because of Christ who gives us strength. Without Him, none of it would be possible. Turn your eyes upon Him, and receive with thanksgiving His strength for today.