I Don’t Have Anymore

I have always believed that the words “I can’t” had no place in my life – until now –  now,  I’m discovering that those are the very words God wants me to say to Him. God has been teaching me about faith, perseverance, and dependence.  Faith is not simply belief; it is doggedly claiming God’s promises. Perseverance is not just hanging in there; it is determinedly pushing forward. Dependence is not merely acknowledging you can’t do everything or you cannot keep going full-throttle forever; it is realizing that without God’s intervention and provision, you have no hope of success. Below, you will see a number of verses I have been contemplating and a song that is speaking to my heart.

…so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. (1 Cor. 2:5)

“If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus” ( 1 Peter 4:11)

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb. 12:2)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

Humble yourselves, therefore; under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

“apart from Me  you can do nothing” (John 15:5)

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. (1 Samuel 22:33; Psalm 18:32)

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.(1 Peter 5:8-9)

09 Please Be My Strength

One comment
  1. Very good points – I’m learning a lot about this very topic from our Strength Bible study that we’re doing for Sunday School right now – thanks for your insights & comments in class last week, by the way! 🙂

    Have you heard the Matthew West song, “Strong Enough”? I just heard it this morning & it goes right along with what God seems to be teaching you – I hope it encourages you. 🙂

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