God’s Lifetime Warranties
You Will Always Have Enough Strength and Power – Part III
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
Key Verses: Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Let’s continue with the “lifetime warranty” that we looked at in the last two devotionals: you will always have enough strength and power.
Here is another verse that confirms this “lifetime warranty”, a verse you probably know by heart:
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
Have you felt dread lately?
We have all felt dread when we think about something bad that is or might be coming. God wants us to remember that Christ in us is our strength and power; there is no need for dread.
For this verse to bless you, you must claim it by faith whenever you are feeling that sense of dread or fear.
My wife and I spent three months on a mission trip to Armenia. Mission leaders asked us to go and encourage the pastors in Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia.
I had no idea that while on that trip I would rush to the hospital with a twisted bowel. I was in a country where I could not speak their language and facing an operation that was serious. Even now, I can get anxious just thinking about all that I went through and what could have happened.
But the truth is, I did not feel much fear. I did not experience my usual claustrophobia in several situations that they put me in. I ended up going to two different hospitals, and God always provided someone that could translate or speak enough English to give me necessary instructions and explanations. The surgeon was able to untwist the bowel and without cutting.
Since this experience, I have thought about things that I might face in the future and remember that I can do everything through Christ who gives me the strength. What happened in Armenia proves this to me.
Do not let the evil one take your peace and joy away from you by putting thoughts in your mind of dreadful things that may or may not come. When you start feeling those feelings of dread or fear, speak God’s Word to yourself, “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength” … you can count on it!
Father, I praise You that no matter what comes my way, You are with me and give me Your grace and strength. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.