Do you ever look at the future and wonder how on earth you’re going to be able to get past/over/through some mountainous obstacle? The loss of jobs/homes/friends/loved ones, or personal illness/disability, or the illness/disability of a family member, or finance issues, or marriage/children issues, job issues, or virus fears, all can loom on the horizon like Mount Everest.
Our own needs combined with prayer requests from family members, friends, and Christian brothers and sisters are overwhelming at times. The issues seem too big, the enemy seems too wicked, and the strength seems too small.
Several months ago, the news reported about a crab invasion in Florida. Heavy rains had washed crabs out of the ground, and they swarmed in yards and crawled up walls. What I saw as a horror movie, my sweet hubby saw as an opportunity for a huge crab feast. I would have run for cover; he would have run for a large cooking pot.
What we worry about, what we see as obstacles, God uses as opportunities. Praise God that every difficulty, every obstacle, is an opportunity to show the power through Christ to get through every difficulty and obstacle.
God is the first and last, the beginning and end, the Creator, who always was, is and will be. He is with you now and will be with you forever. Nothing catches Him by surprise. Whatever may come in the future, God is already in the future. Regardless of how nasty the enemy, God is more powerful. No matter how big an obstacle may be, God is BIGGER. And, since God created the universe — Everything. In. the. Universe –there is nothing in the universe bigger than God.
When you look at hurdles down the road – the enemy that surrounds you, the obstacles that rise above you — remember you have God’s unlimited strength and power. You are never limited by human limitations. Nothing is contingent on your strength; you’ve been given GOD’s strength and power. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, and nothing is impossible for God!
“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (AMP)
Therefore, “Be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might” (Ephesians 6:10, AMP).
Remember, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.” (Philippians 4:13, AMP)
“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).” (Ephesians 3:20-21, AMPC)
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