The purpose of God is to make you stronger! you can truly live in God’s strength. God wants you to have a deep assurance that His plan is to strengthen you, no matter what the circumstances. In these days it is a great secret to know the strength of the Lord!
This strength comes to those who desire to follow after Christ. This makes it so important to walk in faith, and forsake the things that would block God’s presence in your life. By confessing and turning away from any sin, the door opens for God’s cleansing grace to wash through you, restoring the strength of God in your life
Strength, power for living, is needed by everyone in these challenging times. And God wants to give you His strength, in an abundant supply. But God’s ways are higher than man’s ways, and God’s thoughts are higher than man’s thoughts (Isaiah 55:8,9). This is undoubtedly true, when it comes to the strength of the Lord. God’s ways of strengthening you are different than man’s ways.
God’s purpose is to make you strong. In fact, “He is the One who gives power and strength to his people.” (Psalm 68:35). God’s purpose is to strengthen you, and to give you power in His ways. You are even commanded, “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might!” (Ephesians 6:10). God wants you to be strong. Strong in Him, strong in love, strong because you are filled with the Holy Spirit. You must have an unshakable confidence, that God’s purpose is to make you strong in Him. When you face situations which you don’t understand, or when you encounter obstacles, difficulties, or painful situations which you were not expecting, it is easy for you to lose sight of God’s purposes.
God’s thoughts are not like our thoughts. Our thoughts can become thoughts of fear or discouragement, anger or frustration. Thoughts like: “I’ll never be able to get through this,” or, “God must be punishing me for something I’ve done,” or, “The Lord is against me,” can become a part of our thinking.
But God’s thought is to make you strong! His will is to make you stronger, not to tear you down. You must become strong in the ways of the Lord. “The way of the Lord is strength to the upright.” (Prov.10:29 ) God says to you, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10. The strength of the Lord is more than enough, to meet every obstacle.
God’s Word says, “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Tim.2: 1). The Word says, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” (Rom.8:37 ). The Word says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil.4:13), and, “The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 ). God’s promise is, “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15). Yes, God wants you to be strong!
The WORD OF GOD strengthens your faith, and builds you up. The Word of God can be relied upon, with confidence. “Strengthen me, according to Thy Word.” (Psalm 119:28 ). Meditate on, and rely upon, the Word of God. Saturate your mind and your spirit with the Word, and the promises of the Word, for your strengthening. As you do these things, God will impart His strength to you. You will be strengthened to walk in victory, and walk in faith. God will show himself strong on your behalf’
Being strong as a follower of Christ does not mean pushing other people around, dominating other people, or being otherwise obnoxious. Strength from the Lord makes you strong enough to love people, strong enough to be gentle with difficult people, strong enough to do the right things at the right times, with the peace of God in your heart. It is awesome, to have the strength of His love!