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In The Lord
my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of
His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
consider the majesty of Almighty God, and the power of which
He is, I am overwhelmed. He created the heavens and the earth
and the majesty of the stars, mountains, valleys and all of
nature. He is truly God. When we accept Jesus Christ as our
Savior and Lord, He leads us step by step on a narrow path. We
learn to understand His love for us, and how He willingly
teaches and protects us.
As we grow
in faith and trust in Him we are often challenged to the
depths of our spirit, and are called to stand firm in that
faith and trust. We are told to "be
strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."
does that mean to be strong in the Lord? Many times we
fall because we really haven't learned that to be strong means
to be aware of how weak we are. That the battles that are
fought are battles that we in ourselves cannot fight, but
rather, by clinging to the Word of God, and resting in Him, we
know that the battle is already won. His Word has so many
promises, and we know God will never break a promise.
learn to trust Him completely, because He knows and
understands all that will befall us. He has promised to be our
refuge and we are not to be afraid, no matter the
circumstances or those involved.
Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He
knoweth them that trust in Him."
thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness."
the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for
ever and ever. Amen."
with the spiritual battles that rage around us. Nothing that
we say or do, in ourselves, will remedy what takes place. It
must come from Him. Often the circumstances of the day can
overwhelm us, because we may momentarily take our eyes and
trust off Him. He is faithful, and will never abandon us. He
allows us to struggle at times so that we may learn to lean on
Him with complete trust and acceptance of what He is allowing
in our lives.
He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to
be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye being
rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with
all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and
height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of
God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that
worketh in us, Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."
they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not
be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."
thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in
Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us
in every place."
such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are
sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves;
but our sufficiency is of God;"
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."
day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me
with strength in my soul."
dependence and trust in Him must be strengthened as we see the
wickedness of the world around us. We must learn to Stand!
and stand firm--not being swayed--but trusting Him and being
obedient to Him, without hesitation or doubt. Our rest in Him
will allow our witness to reflect through; we will not be
confounded or confused, but will learn to rest in the shelter
of the wing of the Almighty. What safer place is there?
go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy
righteousness, even of thine only."
thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to
confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to
escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my
strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou
hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my
fortress. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For thou art
my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth."
thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed:
deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me;
deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of
defense to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress;
therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me."
matter how strong the adversary appears, or how many there may
be, our God is so much more. There is nothing, nor any person,
who can defeat us when our trust is in Him. He is truly
all-powerful and our strength lies in our dependence in Him.
our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and
though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the
mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Se-lah."
on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine
heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."
the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is
overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For
thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the
enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust
in the covert of thy wings. Se-lah."
called to be a witness for Him, and to that end He teaches and
leads. So many things that are happening around us, the
apostasy, the blasphemy, the continual rise of the occult in
everyday events, may cause many to grow afraid. Many become
fearful of what physical things may take place, and what could
befall them. Many may fall if they do not grow in the
knowledge and grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and
truly trust in Him. We must be "strong in the Lord."
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the
testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou
partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the
power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy
calling, not according to our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before
the world began."
witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh
lies. In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and His
children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is
a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death."
seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily best us, and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured
such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto
blood, striving against sin."
God Himself has promised:
He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So
that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not
fear what man shall do unto me."
All scripture quotes from the Authorized
King James Version.
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