Often in life, we come to a situation where we are unable to carry on with our physical strength. We are weary and tired from what has happened. Our physical abilities are nearly nonexistent and our mental capacity has reached the limit. This has happened to everyone as life gets difficult and each individual in life will face challenging situations. However, the Bible tells us that that “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me” (Philippians 4:13).
Here, it is clear that God is our source of strength and the ability to continue on with whatever. This scripture is one of the most important verses in a Christian’s life but we must read in context. Too many people use this verse as a way to explain that we can do all things physically if only we are in Christ and while God can do all things, Paul is referring that in order to be content in all things and situations, He needs Jesus Christ or that He can do all things with Christ but nothing without Him.
We must not forget about this principle because life is going to throw some curve balls our way and many of us have problems with the curve. When we are not hitting above average or have to sit a few swings out, we need to be content with this season in our lives. There have been different times in my life when I needed to sit back and grow but this does not sit well for many people including myself for a long time. However, scripture is clear that we must do this at times which does help us learn to seek God more: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
God can hold us down in place: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,” (Ephesians 3:17). Wherever we Go, God is with us even when it is dark in our lives and despite the obstacles that we face. Regardless of what people say about us. “When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isaiah 43:2).
As individuals, we must learn to trust God in all things: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” Way back in Genesis 28:15 God says “And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep thee in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of.” Matthew 28:20 is a powerful reminder that “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”