Have you ever had one of those days when it seemed like everything you did was wrong? Paul, the Apostle, wrote the above scripture while sitting in a prison cell. If anyone deserved to feel defeated and discouraged in life, it should have been the Apostle Paul. However, he learned the importance of keeping things in perspective and learning to completely rely upon God’s strength regardless of the circumstances.
As we strive to make a difference with our lives there will always be people, situations and circumstances that can zap us from our spiritual strength and energy. In fact, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of life’s challenges and hardships. However, the same spiritual strength the Apostle Paul experienced in his life is available to us. Where does this strength come from? The answer, “through Christ.” It is in Christ that we find the strength we need to do “everything” we need to get done in life. Fix your thoughts on Christ today and move forward with confidence that “through Christ” you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Father, thank you that I don’t have to go through life alone. Thank you that you have placed your Spirit inside of me and through your power I can do all things. Today, I choose to live in victory rather than defeat. Give me the strength I need to do the tings that need to get done so that I can glorify your name in it all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.