“As your days,” says the God of Israel, “so shall your strength be” (Deut. 33:25). In every moment of need, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God….”
When difficulties and dangers arise in your path, let not the thought of your own weakness and insufficiency discourage you; for “…I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10). “Without Me you can do nothing,” but “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (John 15:5; 2 Cor. 12:9).
Take courage as you listen to these cheering assurances of the Most High God; and rejoice that He is able to “supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19). For, remember, the strength which His promises guarantee to you, is adequate strength. “As your days, so shall your strength be,” the one fully commensurate with the other. Since the omnipotent Creator has pledged Himself to furnish His people with whatever spiritual energy they require in their perpetual conflict, you may gratefully exclaim with the psalmist, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust!” (Psa. 18:2). Yes, “trust in Him at all times,” “for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength!” (Psa. 62:8; Isa. 26:4).
But the promised strength is daily strength. In every fresh period of conflict and suffering, you must seek for fresh strength from above. You cannot live upon past supplies – but you may safely rely upon present and future support. The spiritual aid, which you require, will always be given at the right time. Each day, each season of renewed solicitude will bring with it its own appointed strength. Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment you must trust in Him and look to Him.
It is true that you are weak, but His strength is perfected in weakness. It is true that your infirmities are many, but His power rests upon you. Fear not; look to the Captain of your salvation; follow His directions; rely upon His assistance, and you shall at last be “more than conqueror through Him that loved you!” (Rom. 8:37).