Strength Of The Lord

Strength Level Measured on Thermometer Ultimate StrongWhen I’ve been through hard times, I realize just how weak I am. I can hardly find the strength in my legs to stand up. I become very dependent on the strength that only the Lord can give me. Some folks refer to this as “inner strength”, but in my case its “Spirit Strength”. It is strength that the Lord gives me that I can’t get from any other source. David speaks of the strength of the Lord often in his writings. Check this out…

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.

    How great is his joy in the victories you give!
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;

    you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings

    and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord;

    through the unfailing love of the Most High

    he will not be shaken.
13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;

    we will sing and praise your might. (Psalm 21:1;5-7;13 NIV)

 

The strength of the Lord is immeasurable in human terms. He can outlast anything that is coming at me. He is more creative at working through an issue than any human being could imagine. His resources know no limits. His wealth cannot be counted. His love, His grace and His mercy are infinite. The strength of the Lord is a huge provider of the joy that I have. He is not rattled or shaken by my circumstances. He will provide me the strength to work through the hardest of situations. I know this from first hand experience.
Pressing On!
Dwayne

Strength

Strength Level Measured on Thermometer Ultimate StrongI used to work out pretty regular and as a result, my strength and stamina was drastically improved. As I’ve gotten older and less motivated to find the time for a strong work out, I’ve seen my strength and stamina fall off a bit. Our muscles are unique in that they develop with use and develop more when they face resistance on a regular basis.

The people of Jerusalem were strong not because of their strength, but because the Lord was with them. Zechariah explained it clearly. Check this out….

 1 This message is the word of the Lord to Israel. This is what the Lord says, who stretched out the skies, and laid the foundations of the earth, and put the human spirit within: 2 “I will make Jerusalem like a cup of poison to the nations around her. They will come and attack Jerusalem and Judah. 3 One day all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem, but I will make it like a heavy rock; anyone who tries to move it will get hurt. 4 At that time I will confuse every horse and cause its rider to go crazy,” says the Lord. “I will watch over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the enemies. 5 Then the leaders of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord All-Powerful is their God.’ (Zechariah 12:1-5 NCV)

My physical strength comes from the body that the Lord gave me. I have some responsibilities in taking care of my body. I still believe that the Lord gives me strength at times when I thought I was empty.

The Lord is the only Source of my spiritual strength. He alone holds me and shapes me. He does His best work when I trust Him completely. My strength is built up when I spend time in the Word with Him. My strength grows when I converse with Him in prayer and I see His Hand in my life and in the life of others.  His Presence is amazing to both my spiritual and physical being.  I must learn to hold tight to Him in any and every circumstance that I face. He gives me strength when I’m all out. He gives me just the right amount. I trust Him. I love Him. I honor Him. By surrendering all that I am to Him, I’m made really strong.

Pressing On!
Dwayne