An hour later I turned to my online devotionals from Saddleback Church and Joel Osteen. BOTH devotions today were about God's strength in us. Joel Osteen's entitled "God Is Strong In You" reminded me of the Holy Spirit within and the strength given to us through the Comforter. So often we use so little of the Holy Spirit's power within us!
"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness....."
The devotional sent by Saddleback Church was entitled, "God Is Stronger Than You Think" and spoke of how as Christians we often feel we can do all things through Christ...on our own. Not so. God within us gives us the strength we need in our weaknesses. He continually pours His strength into us.
"But the Lord stood by my side and gave me strength..."
2 Timothy 4:17
Today as I rest in my PJ's under my Woolie, I can be assured that God is fighting this battle within me...both the physical and the emotional. Discouragement has no place when God's amazing love blesses us in such wonderful ways. Health issues have no power when God's super strength gives us what we need to move forward....or rest in His loving arms. God's love provided me with a specialist who understands and cares, a treatment plan to help heal, but also the words not only whispered in my prayers but written in two seperate devotionals. It is humbling and so reassuring. Thank you Jesus.
May you, too, find comfort in these words today.