'He will empower you with inner strength.' Ephesians 3:16 NLT
Ever watched a superhero film and been convinced you must have superpowers you haven’t discovered yet? No? Oh c’mon, you know you have. As much as we can close our eyes and convince ourselves we can teleport from our desk to New York, sometimes we can feel pretty weak. In fact, the latter’s the more common, right? We’ve all had moments of sheer helplessness, where it’s almost impossible to get out of bed because we’re physi-cally/emotionally exhausted. As hard as it is, you can trust Him. If you’re willing to step out, His power goes with you. Isaiah 40:29 NIV says: ‘He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.’ That’s pretty incredible encouragement, right? We may not have teleportation powers (though don’t count the possibility out… check Acts 8:39–40, God did it once), but that verse from Isaiah tells us that, even in our weakest moments, we have power that God will build on. It means that we don’t have to live in exhaustion and weakness. God has the amazing power to take everything that wears us down, and free us from it. He’s ready and willing to help you, if you’ll bring it all before Him. That also goes for when you’re not allowing yourself to feel weak. When you’re convincing yourself that you can do it alone, you’re denying God the right to carry you and strengthen you. Allow Him in, He knows what He’s doing. And every time you see a picture of a superhero, remember the Super-Power (God) that goes before you and the strength that God provides.
SoulFood: Ezra 3-5, Mark 1:21-34, Ps 78:9-16, Prov 19:24-26
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