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God Is…I Am… Devotional
Day 21 – 2/15/19: RENEWING TRUTH:
God Strengthens Me
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
ISAIAH 41:10, NKJV
ln trying times there are three truths that are always helpful to remember: God will strengthen you; He will help you; and, He will uphold you. No matter how overwhelming your situation seems or how big the problem might be, you have this unwavering promise from Scripture that God will see you through.
Renew your mind to the comforting truth that He is the God who strengthens. You are not made to live life out of your own strength. You are made to be continually recharged, refreshed, and renewed through your connection to God via the Holy Spirit. The Lord is your strength and your shield (See Psalm 28:7).
You have nothing to fear "because He who is in you is greater than he that is in the world" (1John 4:4). You can rejoice and not be dismayed for the Lion of Judah is by your side, upholding you with His righteous right hand.
When Jesus ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to earth. Now, the Great Helper is ever near. You have ever-present help! You have divine support! You are not alone. Receive strength from the Lord. Let Him uphold you no matter the situation. Fear not!
When life seems hard just remember God knew you before you were born, and he has amazing things in store for you. -Casey Treat
God Is…I Am… Devotional
Day 22 – 2/16/19: RENEWING TRUTH:
I Can Do All Things Through Christ
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
PHILIPPIANS 4:13, NKJV
Paul learned to be content no matter what circumstances he found himself in. He had learned the secret of being happy whether he was full or hungry, having an abundance or a need-no matter the circumstance. This was his confession: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
No matter what your circumstances are today-whether abundance or lack, comfort or adversity-you can be content and at peace in the Lord. How is this possible? It's possible because all the strength you need is available to you in Christ, and He is in you.
What do you need today? All is found in Jesus. What do you lack? Find it in God. You really can do all things through Christ because nothing is impossible for Him. If you are one with Him (and you are!), then you can find a flow in which you move when He moves and go where He goes. You can be confident and at rest in the knowledge that God will supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (See Philippians 4:19).
ln Christ, you can do all things. Everything is possible for those who believe. Use your faith! Try it and see! Speak to your mountain and command it to move. Believe today in the Lord of all the earth.
Do the "greater works than these" that He promised in John 14:12. He is the One who strengthens us and makes us able to complete every good work. Nothing is impossible for God!
I have all that I need to do all God has called me to do. I have what it takes! And in Christ… I am enough! In Jesus’ Name!
God's Blessings to you all and your Families!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks