“We Can Endure”

by Dona Hake
Philippians 4:13 (CEB)
” I can endure all these things throughthe power of the one who gives me strength.”

What a blessing it is to know that we have all that we need for anything that we face. Let us look at this verse and as you read it emphasize the first two words, “I can.” Many times when we are faced with adversity or we are feeling weak, the first words that we may be tempted to entertain in our minds are “I can’t do this.” Today I want to encourage you to seek daily to find your strength in God.

In preparing for this particular devotional my original focus on scripture was John 10:10:
John 10:10 (AMP)
“The thief comes only in order to steal and killand destroy. I came that they may have and enjoylife, and have it in abundance

 (to the full, till it overflows).”


In this life we have an enemy, and it is the devil.    He seeks to rob and destroy from us.   He will try to convince us that we cannot stand strong in the midst of a storm.    He will try to kill our dreams, weaken our faith, and more than anything try to convince us that “we can’t” be an overcomer. He seems to sometimes have the mysterious ability to make the smallest of things look bigger than what they really are, yet we serve the one that can bring all problems down to size if only we keep our eyes on Him. Praise God that we can stand as overcomers for Jesus made it possible that in Him we can overcome!

The Apostle Paul  spoke of when he was his weakest was when he truly experienced God’s strength. As we look to live in His strength we can know that no matter how things are going in the natural, He is with us, and He will show Himself strong on our behalf.  Lord, we thank you today that You
have made us more than conquerors.   Remind us to keep our eyes on You, and help us by Your
Spirit and Your wonderful grace that flows so freely toward us.   We thank you that when
we are weak it is then that we can experience your total strength.   Thank you Lord that this is done in
Jesus Name!