He Gives Me Strength

January 18, 2021

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Happy New Year! A new year is a time for new beginnings. It’s also a time for New Year’s resolutions. I tend to make the same resolution every year. I stick with it for a while but I always seem to give up at some point.

As I was praying last night, Paul’s words came to mind. “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” I repeat this verse to myself quite often when I am scared or unsure or just plain tired. I ask God to help me through whatever is causing my anxiety and he always does.

Why not apply this verse to my New Year’s resolution? I’ve tried to do it on my own with mixed results. This year, I’m going to focus more on God and rely daily on his strength, not my own.

No matter what the issue is, big or small, God loves us and wants what’s best for us. (This doesn’t always include what we think is best for us). Pray to him for strength and guidance. He is listening!

Heavenly Father, I look forward to focusing more on you and your word. Thank you for always giving me strength when I feel weak. Thank you for your unending love.

Kristen Cross

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