O LORD, my Strength!!!
My LORD, my Strength!!!
Take one minute. Turn back and look at your life. The perils that you had faced. The dangers that were lurking at every turn of your life. The heart breaks you had to suffer. The betrayals that broke you apart. The diseases that threatened your dear life. The failures that almost ruined you. The disappointments that destroyed your self-confidence. The pain that accompanied every turn of your life. Take all these together into consideration. One thing that should strike you is how on earth did you overcome all these by yourself?
But, dear child of God, you did not overcome all these by your own strength. And, you know that too. The insurmountable odds that you overcame will tell you that your strength is totally insufficient to survive even the smallest of the obstacles that came against you. But not only you survived, you also emerged victorious before the eyes of your enemies. So many people were waiting to see your downfall, instead the LORD raised you before their eyes. They were eager to see your shame, instead they had to hide their faces in shame when God crowned your face with His glory. How many situations arose against you to write the last chapter of your life, but every “The End” situation became a new beginning and a great blessing to you.
How did all these happen? Where did you get that strength to live through that night when you wanted the night to suffocate you to death? How did you rise again, like a phoenix, from the ashes? Not by your strength, not by your will power, not by your might.
My LORD, my Strength. The LORD has been the Strength of your life. The LORD strengthened those feeble hands. The LORD strengthened those stumbling knees. The LORD has been your Strength, He strengthened you against all enemies. The LORD did not let your enemies overpower you. The LORD Jesus Christ did not put you to shame.
And, dear friend, what does He ask in return? Just one thing. And, David knew what the LORD, who strengthened him and delivered him from all his enemies, wanted from him: the LORD wants our love. David knew this and said, “I will love You, O LORD, my Strength.” Yes, that’s all Jesus Christ wants from you. The LORD who became your Strength, the LORD who strengthened you, the LORD who carried your sins and sorrows, the LORD who did not let you be ashamed, Jesus Christ who gave you success against all odds, wants only one thing from you: to love Him. As we are in the Holy Week, are you ready to love the LORD who is your Strength?
|1 Timothy 2:5-6“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.”
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