Our Strength

cross mounted on gray painted wall
 
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
11 “All who rage against you
    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
    will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
    you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
    will be as nothing at all.
Isaiah 41:10-12


We are so strong, right? Yes, but most of us forget where our strength comes from. We often sit in fear of many things but forget that we have God Almighty on our side in this journey we call life.

Revenge is something that tends to be in human nature where we really want to get back at someone for doing something bad against us. As much as we want this, it is not in our place to do so! We must stay level headed and offer love. Our strength comes from God and our enemies and evildoers will have what is coming to them from God but all we can and must offer is love and righteousness just as Jesus did.

When I read these passages above, I get reminded that strength comes from God and revenge is no place for us. God provides for us through these times of trial where the evil of the world looks so tempting to us but we must stay strong in the truth that we have, and that is in Christ. All evil will have what is coming to it, and all we can offer is our love because that is the strength and greatest weapon that Christ has armed us with. Stay strong in these times my brothers and sisters; don’t forget to give thanks and pray often.

Prayer: Almighty and Merciful Father, you have equipped us with our strength and have helped us spread the love of your son around the world. Be with us in these times, so that we don’t lose sight of the Cross and continue to spread the Gospel news around despite the evil in the world. Through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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