2 Chronicles 16:9
“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”
God sees you. God sees everything, but He especially sees you. And me. Nothing is hidden from His view. Yeah, that, too. He knows your struggles, your burdens, your discouragement. And He knows if you are committed to following Him.
So, we are kind of exposed then, right? But God is not searching us out to condemn us. How beautiful is that? He wants to strengthen us. To give encouragement to the weary.
Do you need strength today, friends?
Does anyone feel weak?
It might be a weakness to be disciplined in your life. You just can’t help yourself and that chocolate is calling your name . . . or you don’t want to exercise. I get it. Taming this flesh is SOOO hard.
Or maybe you are sick and wonder if you will ever be able to get your health back . . .
Or you find yourself so discouraged, you don’t see how you can overcome.
God meets us at all of these places. It might be a whimper—that is all we can utter. It’s enough. Cry out to the One Who wants to give you the strength that you need. Because here is the surprise:
When we are weak, we are strong. Why? Because we stop trying to rely on our own strength and recognize our need for God.
And, as Philippians 4:13 says, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”