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. . . .

God has a strong reserve with which to discharge this engagement; for He is able to do all things. Believer, till thou canst drain dry the ocean of omnipotence, till thou canst break into pieces the towering mountains of almighty strength, thou never needest to fear. . . . The same God who directs the earth in its orbit, who feeds the burning furnace of the sun, and trims the lamps of heaven, has promised to supply thee with daily strength. While He is able to uphold the universe, dream not that He will prove unable to fulfil His own promises. Remember what He did in the days of old, in the former generations. Remember how He spake and it was done; how He commanded, and it stood fast. Shall He that created the world grow weary? He hangeth the world upon nothing; shall He who doth this be unable to support His children? Shall He be unfaithful to His word for want of power? Who is it that restrains the tempest? Doth not He ride upon the wings of the wind, and make the clouds His chariots, and hold the ocean in the hollow of His hand? How can He fail thee? When He has put such a faithful promise as this on record, wilt thou for a moment indulge the thought that He has outpromised Himself, and gone beyond His power to fulfil? Ah, no! Thou canst doubt no longer.

O thou who art my God and my strength, I can believe that this promise shall be fulfilled, for the boundless reservoir of Thy grace can never be exhausted, and the overflowing storehouse of Thy strength can never be emptied by Thy friends or rifled by Thine enemies.

*Now let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah*s arm their song.*

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