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Where does your strength come from? Honestly, sometimes it comes from sheer determination, denial, selfish ambition, or attempting to prove something to others. These can all be motivations to keep pushing, but their strength will wear out.

Instead, I remember (sometimes), that my strength must come from God. “Whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies” (1 Peter 4:11). The early Israelites put their trust and strength in gods which were not gods, idols, and in other countries and their horses and chariots. Hear what God says in Isaiah 40:28-31,

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, the Lord,

The Creator of the ends of the earth

Does not become weary or tired.

His understanding is inscrutable (impossible to understand).

He give strength to the weary,

And to him who lacks might He increases power.

Though youths grow weary and tired,

And vigorous young men stumble badly,

Yet those who wait for the Lord

Will gain new strength;

They will mount up with wings like eagles.

They will run and not get tired.

They will walk and not become weary.”

Moses sang, “The Lord is my strength and my song” (Ex. 15:2). David declared, :The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. (Ps. 28:7), and in Ps. 38:39, “He is their strength in time of trouble.” David also said, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1), and “Oh God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle” (Ps. 140:7).

Where do you derive your strength? Are you trusting God who destroyed armies with hail stones and rumors? Are you resting in the arms of the one who raised Jesus from the dead? God is strength. He is Almighty God. He is strong enough to hold you up and give you endurance and peace in the midst. Go to Him for your strength and fly like the eagles!


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