Strength from God will help you when it seems like hindrances abound. Declare promises of strength from the Bible today and move forward in God! 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).
Besides that, arm yourself with promises of strength from God.
Promises of Strength from God
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 ESV
“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 like He promised in Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV):
Fear not, for I [am] with you; Be not dismayed, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
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
Apply the Word
This section is to help us respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 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?