In All Things
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
“I am able to do all things through Christ who is my strength.”
“I can do all things because I am with Christ, who strengthens me.”
These are the things I repeat to myself this week simply because they are real. I tell myself these simply because they are what I have to remember when it’s tempting to get overwhelmed by a huge load of schoolwork; when it’s tempting to focus on my weaknesses; when it’s tempting to get discouraged by the ‘lack of time,’ ‘lack of understanding,’ or ‘lack of time management.’
These are the things I tell myself right now because always, I have to remind myself that even when I get tired, I will not be conquered. Even when I get impatient and disheartened, I will get through this. Even when I become scared, I cannot not keep going. And I can declare these. I can expect these because— as clichéd and too familiar this might sound—Jesus makes sure to see me through. He is a faithful Shepherd. I can rest in Him for He takes care of me.
Today, He is working through me, for me, and in me. I can face and do all things because of Him.
I hope that as we face one challenge to another, this truth will never get old. The works of our hands and the words from our heart will reflect His glory and sheer goodness, because He Himself made them possible in us.