You are Stronger than you think you are
Isaiah 40:31 "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
When people looked at Samson after his capture they seen a weak man, when they mocked him and his God they didn’t realize Samson’s strength could be renewed not by exercise but by the touch of God.
Today you may seem weak you may feel weak, you don’t have the strength to carry on, but your strength in the Lord can be renewed.
I have a word from the Lord for you today “You are Stronger than you think”
If you are facing uncertainty about health, “You are Stronger than you think”
If you are facing financial hardship “You are Stronger than you think”
If you are facing depression “You are Stronger than you think”
If you are facing temptation “You are Stronger than you think”
Don’t say; “I can’t cope” You are Stronger than you think.
Don’t say; “I’ll never get through this” You are Stronger than you think.
Don’t say; “I finished” You are Stronger than you think.
Just as Samson needed one more touch to strengthen him. Judges 16:28
Just as Elijah needed an all at once moment from the Angel of The Lord to strengthen him to take the next step. 1Kings 19
Your strength in the Lord can be renewed today.Where child of God does your help come from? Confess as David “My help comes from the Lord. Ps 121:2
I have found in my journey with the Lord he gives what we need when we need it. His mercies are new every morning.Lamentations 3:22-23 he provides our daily bread Matt 6:11 manna came in the morning Exo 16 No month’s supplies, no advanced booking, we have a daily walk with the Lord, when we need it, God has got it and he will provide it.
How do we renew our strength in the Lord?
1 Forced Hope, “why does God allows suffering”is often ask, well one reason believers face hardship is because the end result of suffering can be hope and God does not want us to be hopeless.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance,character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-5
2 Imparted Joy, when the Holy Spirit comes Joy come, they go together. Nehemiah reminded the discouraged builders the joy of the Lord is our strength. Neh 8.10
When you were born again by the Spirit when you were baptised in the Spirit the Joy of the Lord was imparted, it in you and you can let it out.
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:52).
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans14:17).
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord,having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit (1Thessalonians 1:6).
3 Confessed Strength, we not confessing our strength, we are confessing God’s strength in our lives, Paul makes it so clear when he says ; 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore Iwill boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak,then I am strong.
Try confessing the following, remember confessing is not just saying it, it is believing it and living in that faith;
It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Ps 18.32
The Lord will give strength to His people; theLord will bless his people with peace. Ps 29.11
I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Eph 6.10
God gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might, He increases strength. Is 40.29
God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Ps 46.1
The Lord is my strength and my song, And He is become my salvation. Ex 15.2 Ps 118.19 Is 12.2
God has commanded me. I am strong and very courageous in Christ; I am not afraid, nor dismayed, for the LORD my God is with me wherever I go. Josh 1.9
I strengthen myself in the LORD my God. 1Sam30.6
I will love You, O Lord, my Strength. Ps 18.1
The LORD is my strength and my shield, and my saving refuge. Ps 28.7 28.8
The LORD will give strength to his people. Ps29.11
God is my defense. Ps 59.9
The God of Israel is He who gives strength andpower to His people. Ps 68.35
God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Ps 73.26
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Php 4.13
4 Choose to rejoice; Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.