Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
No matter how many times you cry out to God for strength He will be there. He hears you every single time. Don’t give up, don’t stop seeking the Lord. Don’t let anything keep you from seeking His face.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Changing our old ways and habits can be hard when we try to do it by our own strength and often we fail. The good news is we don’t have to do it all alone or by our own strength. We have Jesus on our side and we “can” do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Give whatever you are struggling with over to God and let Him be your strength.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
God’s grace, favor, loving-kindness and mercy helps you to make it through anything. His strength and power shows itself the most when you need Him the most. When you are weak you need to depend on God more and the more you depend on God, the more strength He will give you to make it through anything. The world we live in has changed drastically but God never will. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you. What better reassurance can you get? God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen you, help you, and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is. Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
God wants you to run the race he planned and designed specifically for you, not anyone else’s race. Ask God for the strength and courage to get rid of anything that comes between you and him. Keep your eyes focused on God, seek his will for your life and don’t give up.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
We are fighting a spiritual battle every day and we never know what the new day will bring. We always need to be vigilant, on guard, standing firm in our beliefs, being brave and courageous each day. Start each day with prayer asking God to give you courage and strength to face whatever comes your way today and every day.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
We are not always good at waiting, it’s just our nature. We get impatient, frustrated, and start to doubt God’s will in our lives. But we need to be confident in God’s goodness. We need to wait on the Lord’s timing, hope in his mercy, and believe in his promises!