Do you ever wish you had Herculean strength? There have been times in my life when I wish I did. However, I’ve learned that we cannot rely on our own strength in this world. We must rely on God’s strength if we want to accomplish anything!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
The Bible is full of verses like these. Why is it so hard for us to rely on His strength and not our own? I think it just takes practice and being intentional about our focus on Jesus. One thing I notice in all the verses above is the use of the present tense. How comforting and promising for us today. Take heart and know that God is with you always.