Nothing You Cannot Do
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me" (Philippians 4:13, KJV).
What would you give for the power to live a truly holy, fruitful life? Strangely enough, it is yours for the asking. If your problem is timidity in witnessing, God promises to help you share your faith with others: "For the Holy Spirit, God's gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them" (2 Timothy 1:7).
If it is victory over temptation, He reminds us that temptation is not a sin; it is only in the yielding that it becomes sin.
If you need victory in your thought-life, He promises to allow no tempting or testing above that you are able to bear - and that certainly includes your thought-life (1 Corinthians 10:13). You are invited to "cast all your anxiety upon the Lord, because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7).
If it is forgiveness you seek, He offers it freely. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9, KJV).
In short, you have no burden, no problem, no need that is too big for our Lord to handle. "Ye receive not, because ye ask not," He reminds us.
If your need is for physical healing, know that He is able to heal you if it is His will. If His answer to your prayer is no, thank Him for the sure knowledge that His grace is sufficient in the midst of pain and suffering. Acknowledge His sovereign right to be God in your life, whatever the cost may be. "Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him to help you do it and He will" (Psalm 37:5).
Bible Reading: Philippians 4:6-12
Today's Action Point: I will begin this day - and every day - by committing everything I do to the Lord and expecting Him to help me. I will remember that I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ, who gives me the strength and power (Philippians 4:13).
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