“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NLT
The Apostle Paul who wrote this verse knew what it was to depend on Christ’s strength. In looking at Paul’s life we see that he was beaten numerous times, shipwrecked, stoned, lived with not much, rejected by his own people and suffered with an ongoing health condition. He was not someone who lived on a mountain in paradise and was immune to the struggles of life, he knew what it was to struggle. But in the midst of this he knew that God’s grace was sufficient to carry him through. He knew that he could continue on in Christ’s strength.
Thank You Lord for the example of Paul. Thank You that we can see that in the midst of his struggles he was able to remain faithful and draw on Christ’s strength. I pray Lord that when I go through hard times and struggles I will be able to remain faithful and draw on Christ’s strength too. Amen.