I can do all things through God who strengthens me

I can do all things through God who strengthens me

PHILIPPIANS 4 13

That’s not a bad thing, by the way.  Philippians 4:13 is an incredible verse to live by.  It offers encouragement and hope in time of desperation and hopelessness. It offers hope when all is lost.  It offers peace when there is life crisis and you don’t know where to turn to or whom to turn to. AT that critical moment when You think all hope is gone, then your helper will manifest, through dreams, through the word of God, even human can be used to surmount the problems or crisis humans thinks cannot be solved.

Suddenly, your help appears from nowhere, that is God for you.  It Makes all impossibility possible, just like Psalm 126: 1-2. When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

I can do all things through God who strengthened me, for Psalm 121:2-4 says my help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth, He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  Behold, he that keepeth you shall neither slumber nor sleep. nor sleep.

The writer of this passage Apostle Paul was saying that through thick and thin he knows how to live, 4:12, I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things, I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  He has seen it all just like our Lord and Saviour Lord Jesus Christ, who taught him how to live life of Christ on earth.

 

Will God’s strength help me accomplish anything?  God’s strength enables you to face every circumstance, whether good or bad, as you attempt to live out God’s mission in your life.  Paul, the writer of Philippians, refers to it as “the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need” (4:12).  Along the journey of following God’s mission, good times and bad times will come.  Whether you’re in prison with barely enough food to survive or living in a mansion with all the amenities you could desire, God’s strength enables you to do what God’s mission is calling you to do.  There’s no guarantee of the side you’ll be on, less or more.  There’s only the promise that God will help you complete the mission.

I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to everyone else that my imprisonment is for Christ; and most of the brothers and sisters, having been made confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare to speak the word with greater boldness and without fear; just like our present day missionaries going into all the dangerous war zones of the world.

Paul had the strength to handle everything because his focus was on God’s mission, and not his condition.  Philippians 4:13 isn’t about every one of your dreams coming true.  It’s about God giving you the strength to face anything and everything that tries to keep you from living out God’s mission. May we be accomplished in all our Gods given assignments.

 

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