Today’s discussion is on Inner Strength
(I pray) that He would grant you
according to the riches of His glory,
to be strengthened with might
through His Spirit in the inner man.
When adversity and hardship come into our lives, God must empower us from within or we will be unable to withstand the pressures from without. True, we get solid support from loved ones and Christian friends, but it is our spiritual inner man, “strengthened with might through His Spirit” (Ephesians 3:16) that sustains us and keeps us from crumpling.
The Holy Spirit works to strengthen us and renew our minds as we read the Bible and pray. If we neglect the Scriptures, seldom talk with the Lord, and stop fellowshipping with other believers, we’ll grow weak and vulnerable. Then we will be unable to withstand the pressures of temptation or trouble.
Let’s ask the Lord to develop our inner strength so that when life’s blows and burdens press upon us we will not cave in.
We pray the Lord will help you when trouble comes, that you will trust His Word and not yield and turn aside to the demands of life, but that you will believe in His strength so your mind and heart can be refreshed by His beautiful Love.