It is so comforting that I do not have to be strong on my own. God is my strength. He is my fortress, my stronghold. But what does it mean that God is our strength. In short, this world is a difficult place. There are trials, and circumstances that seem unbearable, and impossible to rise up and face. It is in those times, that God comes in and becomes the strength we need.
Gideon leads 300 against thousands and decimates them without raising a sword. David, as a teenager, faces a 9’6″ giant with years of training and battle experience–and kills him with a slingshot and a rock. Moses leads Israel through the Red Sea and watches God destroy the Egyptian army. Time and again, When we cannot handle a trial–God becomes our strength and victory.
In our lives, we live in a culture bent on the destruction and obliteration of all reference to God. They want no mention of anyone that would usurp their control of their own lives. Yet, the harder the world tries to obliterate God and his chosen–the greater he becomes in our lives. We simply, like those that have gone before, must step back and allow God to be God. With him leading, he will provide the strength, the direction and the wisdom to face whatever struggle we face–on any particular day. He is glad to be our strength when we have none–all we have to do is ask!
God Bless You
2 Samuel 22:3
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me.