Strength From Above


2 Timothy 2:1 – “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

It’s always beautiful to see the innocent confidence small children have in their parents. Kids may be small, weak and unable to carry out the task at hand. But that doesn’t dampen the confidence they have that their parents will step in and help them get the work done. Whether it’s reaching for a jar that’s too high on the shelf or struggling to complete a school project, children don’t hesitate to ask their parents for help.

On the other hand, as we grow older, we become more reluctant to admit our weaknesses and portray the impression that we can handle it all. Truth is, deep down we know can’t survive without God’s help. And yet we don’t always run to Him like a child would to a father.

God is willing and able to help you in any area you lack. When you admit your weakness and as God for help, He will step in and do more than you can ever imagine. He will give you strength from above and wisdom to act with discernment. The next time you find yourself anxious and overworked about how you’re going to get something done, pause a bit and take it to the Lord in prayer. God’s abundant grace will carry you through.