God is my Strong Fortress.
—2 Samuel 22:33

God wants to give you strength for every situation you face. He doesn’t only want to give you strength, though; He wants to be your strength.

Many men and women of the Bible knew God as their strength, and they are great examples to encourage us to trust in His strength too. David wrote in Psalm 18:29 that by his God he could run through a troop and leap over a wall. In 1 Kings 19:4-8, an angel of God ministered to Elijah, who was tired and depressed, and Elijah went forty days and nights in the strength he received from that one visit.

How do we receive strength from God? We receive by faith, by believing His promise to strengthen us. That faith will quicken your body, as well as your spirit and your soul. At our conferences, the Holy Spirit has strengthened with fresh determination people who felt they could not go on. His healing power came as we waited in His presence and received it from Him.

By faith you can receive strength to stay in a difficult marriage, raise a difficult child, or stick with a difficult job. You can receive strength to do great things. Don’t worry about your natural weaknesses, but remember that Christ’s strength is made perfect and shows itself most effective in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Have you been trying to push through difficulties on your own? If so, make a change right now. Start getting strength from deep within you, where the Holy Spirit dwells.

Love God Today: “Lord, I do not have much strength on my own. I receive the strength you want to give me through Your Holy Spirit. I believe I can do whatever I need to do in life through Jesus Christ.”