I Will Strengthen Thee
What an incredible promise. Want To Be A Stronger Christian? God wants that too and He promises repeatedly that He can get it done. It is not something that we can cause in and of ourselves. I am weak but thou are strong are two valuable truths for us to remember.2 Corinthians 12:9: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Isaiah 41:10b: . . . I will strengthen thee. . . .
He gives us whatever strength we need to perform whatever task He wants us to. Our flesh can never be spiritually strong because it is not just spiritually weak, it is spiritually dead. The Lord is the source of the strength and He gets the glory.John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.Psalms 18:39: For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Psalms 31:4: Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.Psalms 73:26: My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Isaiah 25:4a: For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, . . .
Knowing that God can strengthen us and wants to do it is somewhat like a double-edged sword. For Christians who want to serve the Lord it is encouraging. But individuals that do not want to serve Him have no logical reason not to. Our weakness is never a valid reason not to serve God.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Isaiah 41:10b: . . . I will strengthen thee. . . .