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Monday, October 19, 2015

My Strength May Be Limited, However God’s Is Unlimited

In review of Psalm 84:5 it says, “You bless all who depend on you for their strength.”

Bottom Line:
You bless those who depend on you for their strength.

What this means to me:
You will bless me when I depend on you alone for my strength.

While my strength is limited and finite (I run out of steam at the end of the day), God’s strength is unlimited and infinite. My strength is exhaustible, thus I get exhausted. God’s is not, and he never runs out of energy or gets tired.

Psalm 84:5a says, “You bless all who depend on you for their strength” (CEV). To obtain God’s blessing I need to learn to depend on him for my strength.

When I find myself so weak that I can’t really function, I can rest in the strength of the Lord, in his arms like a little child, and trust.

Weakness can actually be a good thing, as it will cause me to depend on God. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, “Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (NLT).

So it seems that the more I’m weak, the more I can depend on God. The more I depend on him, the stronger I can get.

In summary, God I know you will bless me when I depend on you alone for my strength. This morning I thank you God for being a source of unlimited strength for me. I need to just look to you for what I need and you will provide it. I think the biggest obstacle is for me to admit or show my weakness. I tend toward never wanting to appear that I need help. But just like Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians, I too have something in my life that limits my strength. While God has healed a serious illness in my life, this one thing still remains. It was here before his miraculous healing and remains afterwards. I know God has the power to heal everything, but this he has left in my life. With the right medical care it is more manageable, but still lingers on and likely will for the rest of my life. I am learning each day to just accept it and continue to do what I know is right. I should remember always that his grace is all I need and that His power works best in my weakness. I think I should spend more time just recognizing that God will provide the strength I need to continue on. I shouldn’t rely only on my own strength.