The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NASB)
There was no doubt in Paul’s mind that he could bear any trial, undergo any persecution, or perform any duty. He had the assurance in his heart that he could overcome any evil or meet whatever temptation Satan put in his way. He had a spiritual guarantee. But his declaration here is not one of pride or self-reliance. Paul knew where his strength originated, and through what channel it was to continue to flow out to him. He knew that the strength to do all things, overcome all things, and resist all things came “through Him who strengthens me.”
Paul was not trusting in his own strength nor relying upon his own ability. He had no confidence in the flesh, in the vigor of his own body, nor in the alertness of his own mind. He knew that his strength was derived from his Redeemer, the Christ whom he had met on the Damascus road. In Christ, he had the assurance and confidence that he could bear any hunger, thirst, fatigue, cold. In Christ he knew that he could meet all temptations, face all persecutions, and still say, “We are more than conquerors through Him.”
The Christian need not sink under any trial, for there is One who is strong to strengthens us. We need not yield to temptation, for there is One who is able to deliver us. We need not be vexed or tortured with improper thoughts and unholy desires, for there is One who is able to banish evil thoughts from the mind and cleanse all sin from the heart.
The believer need not dread death, nor dread the time when he must stand before God, for the Shepherd of our souls will go with us through the Valley of the Shadow–and He has promised that if we confess Him before men, He will confess us before the heavenly Father. As long as we live in this tabernacle of flesh we will have temptations, trials, heartaches, persecution and disappointments; but we need not be despondent or dismayed, for we are more than conquerors through Christ.

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Comments on: "We Can Do All Things Through Christ" (3)

  1. Amen! Praise the Lord!

  2. PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER said:

    Amen, and that is truly an undisputed fact of life. Peace and blessings be with you my friend.

  3. Great reminder. Thanks for this

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