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Monday, January 11, 2016

Getting God’s Power in My Life

In review of Isaiah 40:29 it says, “God gives power to those who are tired and worn out, and he offers strength to the weak.”

Bottom Line:
God gives power and strength to those who are weary.

What this means to me:
When I am tired and worn out, God will strengthen and give me power to continue.

Because I believe in Jesus, I can get God’s strength for daily living.  A lot of people struggle with weariness and being tired all the time.

What I’m learning is that the reason this happens is due to a power shortage. The reason for this power shortage is not being plugged in to God’s power. It’s trying to live life on your own power.

I’m finding that there is no way I can fulfill my purpose in life without being plugged in to God’s power. For instances, a toaster unplugged is worthless, as is a blender unplugged or a vacuum cleaner. They have no real purpose unless they are plugged into a power source.

I need God’s power in more ways than I realize. Paul said it like this: “I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me” (Philippians 4:13 TEV).

This is not positive mental attitude. This is not self-help psychology. This is not pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps thinking. No. This is supernatural power.

What are the “all conditions”? It’s the power to handle loneliness when I’m lonely. The power to handle stress when I’m under pressure. The power to handle guilt and fear and boredom and bitterness and rejection. The power to handle financial disaster. The power to handle health crises. The power to handle a relational predicament.

Isaiah 40:29-31 says, “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (NLT).

Where does that power come from? It comes from God, and is available to me because I believe in Jesus Christ. In summary, when I am tired and worn out, God will strengthen and give me power to continue.