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“As your days, so shall your strength be.”
As I continue my journey with Jesus, my appreciation grows for the older saints of God I’ve known through the years. Many of them were simple, gentle, and genuine. Each of them had made it to their golden and silver years leaning on the Lord. One thought that slipped from their lips often concerned strength for their days. They each voiced trust that God would strengthen them for each day. As they trusted Him, He strengthened them through health decline, troubled adult children, disappointments, bereavement, and the challenges of Christian service. One introduced me to the Lord’s promise, “As your days, so shall your strength be.” God promises each of His children enough strength for every day. No day has to be a weak day, though we are weak. Each day can be a day of strength in Him.
This is the promise of God’s will. Where God places us, He accompanies us with adequate strength. He does not strengthen us to violate His will, but He strengthens us to do it. He does this for us in our walk with Jesus, our marriages, our parenting, our work, and our Christian service. Vance Havner said that there is strength from above to do our stint here below.
We have available to us a God who strengthens us to live for Jesus. He will strengthen us to get close to Him and the world. He will strengthen us to share the good news. He will strengthen us to worship, work, and witness. He will strengthen us through setbacks, mess ups, and downturns when we handle them His way. How good He is.
God strengthens us through the study of His word. Good for us, we have an entire and completed New Testament. Nevertheless, there are books of the New Testament that remain untouched and mysterious to many today. These include 2 Thessalonians, 2 John, 3 John, and 2 Peter. We will explore these on Wednesday nights in 6:00 p.m. WoW June 14—September 4, 2019 in a series I’ve entitled “You Can Know What You Do Not Know: Neglected Books in your New Testament.”
As we look to a summer of service, travel, and fun, let us trust Him through it all. His will always leads us where His grace can keep us.
I Stand Amazed,