Sustaining and strengthening!
Verse for Today: Friday, September 20, 2013
Psalms 89:21 – My hand will sustain him; surely My arm will strengthen him.
The reality of the sustaining and strengthening power of God touches the weak and powerless. But the touch of the Almighty is experienced only by those who confess their weaknesses and confide in His all-powerful hand. God’s willingness to empower the weak is limited to the extent to which we are committed to receive His power and live accordingly. David had very skillful hands at the sling, sword as well as at the harp. But when the task became formidable, David had to depend on the hands of God and His mighty power. He realized how weak he was without the sustaining power of God. God performs the ministry of sustenance and empowerment to all His children if they seek after Him. Today God is looking for His children who are willing to confess their powerlessness and ask Him to fill them with His power through His Word and Spirit. Those who find it difficult to keep going by themselves in this world to continue to serve Him also need His sustaining hands. God has promised to help and sustain and His help is available for those who desire it. He is waiting to see how we would appropriate the promise He has given us. We do not need to live without divine power. We do not need to allow ourselves to be sustained by the lukewarm water from the broken cisterns of this world which will not quench our thirst. Our God has made the heavenly reservoir of His goodness for us to draw from. His heavenly warehouse is full of His riches in glory which will suffice for all our physical, emotional and spiritual needs all the time.  We have only ourselves to blame if we forfeit His riches, power and strength that are available to us to sustain ourselves in this world as we serve Him.
Dear friend, are you struggling in your effort at sustaining yourself daily? Do you often feel so weak and powerless in your confrontation with the challenges of life? But God has provision for your every physical, emotional and spiritual need. He gives you according to your needs and on the basis of the challenges of your situations. There is grace for you to deal in all your situations. There is strength for you to carry every burden. There is power for you to handle every struggle. There is courage for you to face all your difficult circumstances. But you must ask and seek after the goodness of our Father as it is made available for you through Jesus Christ. You must take steps of faith to draw from God’s powerhouse and His warehouse of resources. He has peace for you to handle every situation. He has patience for you to face all delays. He has strength for you to withstand all pressures. He has maturity for you to stay put when your situation is against you. God sustained David throughout his exile and brought him back to sit on the throne prepared for him. Joseph was given all the grace and sustenance for over thirteen years while the stage was being prepared for him to take the spotlight. Daniel enjoyed the strength and power of God to face the emperors and rulers of the world to continue to speak the Word. Jeremiah received the grace to go through tears and still preach the truth. Nehemiah received patience and sustenance while the walls of Jerusalem were built and the city reestablished for God’s people to worship God and live in peace and confidence. Today God comes to give you the same grace, patience, faith, courage and strength to face your situations to keep going in life and meet every challenge.
Deuteronomy 33:27 – The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Thought for Today
When God strengthens us, we are the most powerful people in this world.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me today not to depend on my own strength, but to draw from Your Powerhouse for all my weaknesses. Amen!
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SUSTAINING AND STRENGTHENING!!
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