O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Strength… what is Strength??? Yes, it is awesome to be physically Strong; however, do you consider yourself spiritually strong as well??? This is a question that makes me want to continually get up at 5:30 every morning and read from God’s word (Holy Bible) before I take on the challenges of the day. (Proverbs 27:17)
God knows that I love to be challenged every day. Whether it be: going to the Hershey Public Library for job searching/learning, running after birds, working out at a gym, mowing grass, I love the challenge. I love the challenge even if I feel uncomfortable doing it. What I have learned is to ignore my temporary pain on earth and focus on God’s promise of eternal life with my belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My confidence in Him gives me power to conquer that challenge. (Philippians 4:13)
An example of a challenge I face is with a diminishing weakness of mine… It is my hope that you will find strength in my weakness. Back in 2000, I was involved in a near fatal car accident and to this day am trying to overcome certain limitations that I am experiencing. When things are difficult, I remember the past of being confined to a wheel chair and God’s mercy to deliver me from that personal h+ll… NOW, I AVERAGE RUNNING 3 MILES A DAY. ALL PRAISES DUE!!! (2 Corinthians 12:10)
Enough about me, it is you that God loves deeply… We might be faced with certain challenges in life; however, if we learn to put our hope in Jesus Christ our Lord the challenges will be become insignificant. YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!!