Do you find strength in reading the Bible? I do. What a wonderful thing it is to be able to see how God intervened in the lives of people from the past who walked with Him, how He gave them strength to overcome problems most people would see as impossible today. Yes, it is encouraging to know that such experiences are there for us to read about, to build trust in God’s promises, and grow our faith in His love.
Our circumstances may not be the same as those whom we read about in the Bible; nevertheless, we all go through trials. And just as God extended a helping hand to His people in the past, He does the same today—to all who love Him and desire to do that which is good. God’s love does not change.
“And he said, ‘O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!’ So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, ‘Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.'” —Daniel 10:19
“My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.” —Psalms 119:28
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” —Isaiah 40:31
“the joy of the LORD is your strength.” —Nehemiah 8:10b
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” —Philippians 4:13
“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.” —Isaiah 40:29
“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
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” —Psalms 27:1
- Verses used in this post are from the New King James Version; used by permission.