The Lord is my Strength and my Song, and He has become my Salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. —Exodus 15:2
We need to be like Moses and the Israelites, whom we read about in
the verse for today. I want to point out that God not only gave them
strength (we see that throughout the Old Testament), but He Himself was
their Strength. First Samuel 15:29 refers to God as “the Strength of
Israel.” You see, there was a time when Israel knew God was their
Strength, but then they forgot. When they forgot this vitally important
truth, they always began to falter and fail as a nation, and their
lives began to be destroyed. When they turned back to God as their
Strength, things turned around for them.
Even if you know that God is your Strength, you still must receive
it by faith. I begin every day by telling God that I cannot do anything
apart from Him and that I lean entirely on Him to enable and strengthen
me. He will strengthen us by speaking a word that encourages us or
gives us direction when we need it. He will strengthen us by speaking
words of wisdom and insight. He also strengthens us physically by
giving us supernatural energy when we are tired or weary, and He gives
us strength to endure difficult people and situations.
Trust God to be your Strength rather than trying to do things
yourself. You may have a lot of people leaning on you and you can only
help them as you lean and rely on God. Receive Him today by faith as the
Strength of your life and you will be amazed at what you can
accomplish with ease.
God’s word for you today: Let God be your Strength.
From the book Hearing from God Each Morning: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.