Find Strength in God19 Dec 2015
As we follow Him and live for the Gospel, we turn away from a more ‘normal’ path of life. And so we can face difficulties and discouragements that might push us to despair.
There are times when a worker for Christ can be tempted to feel cut off from everything good and life-giving.
But the key is finding strength in God, and not in our circumstances. Then we can joyfully overcome whatever craziness is thrown our way and keep running forward into the good works prepared for us.
David did this when he faced an incredibly brutal situation:
“And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.” (1 Samuel 30:6)
And at other times a friend came alongside him to help direct him towards God’s strength:
“And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.” (1 Samuel 23:16)
We need to be people who believe and take hold of that strength, so that we can walk with him wherever, whenever.
“that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Ephesians 3:16)