Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
No matter where you find yourself, you’re not too far away for God to find you. No matter what your circumstances, He can walk you through. He is good, and you can trust Him in good times and bad times.
As followers of Christ, we would benefit from following the example of Paul, learning how to be content in all situations. A heart that’s truly fixed on God will not let events determine faith. Focus on the nature of God and know that no matter what, no matter how good or how bad, you can trust Him.
You can do all things through Him who strengthens you. Pray in all things and rely on Him to provide. He is more than able to be your everything.
———- Where are you trying to find your strength? Is it in God or in the things of this world that don’t live up to their promises?
Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
The foundation for our spiritual growth is our recognition that our Creator, who began a good work in us through salvation, will bring that work to completion through sanctification. We need to look back at what He’s already done so that we can remember how good He’s been and keep in mind that He’s faithful and will remain active in our lives. We can have confidence that God will never let us go.
Sometimes we need to act on what we know to be true instead of what feels true at any given moment. Feelings are a big part of who we are since we’re spiritual beings, but they can often be misleading. When it feels like God isn’t living up to His promises, but we know that He’s faithful and won’t let us go, we need to rely less on feeling and more on what we know to be true.
One way we know that we can rely on God is though His Word. Story after story is documented of His faithfulness to His people. This, along with the evidence in our own stories, gives us hope that He will indeed complete the work that He began.
———- Reflect on where you were spiritually 5 years ago, 2 years ago, one year ago. Think about how much God has done to develop you into the person He created you to be.