From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
You may have recently decided to guard against a specific temptation, increase your time with God, or obey Him in a certain area. Whenever you have made a fresh decision to go forward in God in a focused area, the devil likes to utilize all means of hindering your goal. (Don’t forget you have power over him. Luke 10:19)
Most of the time your battle is simply dying to self, but your efforts may involve a stronghold in your life. A stronghold is anything that has a strong hold on you. You need the opposite greater power of the Word in that specific area in order to overcome. (ie. Bind laziness/slothfulness and loose diligence; put off anger and put on self-control).
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 ESV
You Got It
“God I can’t do this. I’m failing. Help!” If this is your prayer, you’re not alone. There is hope for you. He has promised to help you and strengthen you (Isaiah 41:10). His strength is there for you. It’s yours for the asking. It’s yours for the taking. Just cry out to God and He will answer you. It’s His promise to make you bold with strength in your soul! You soul is your mind, will and emotions. Do you want strength for those areas? You got it:
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. Psalm 138:3 ESV
- Ask Him right now for strength and receive it! You will begin to experience His strength in whatever area you need! Our power source never runs out!
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28 ESV
- His strength is provided to you in multiple ways: through the Body of Christ, through the power of His Word, through His tangible presence. Watch what He is going to do for you. (And don’t forget to write it in your journal.)
God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 ESV
- Write the verses from this post in your journal and pray them over your life.
In what area do you need strength?