My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.” ~ Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
When I was in high school, I was six feet tall and weighed about 140 pounds. I was long, lean, and, well, skinny. I was also an athlete, so I worked out every day. Whether it was lifting weights or running wind-sprints, (If you have no idea what these are, Google them. They are basically a form of torture) every weekday found me trying to get stronger and larger.
Alas, my little frame never did get much bigger. I never seemed to gain any weight, or muscle for that matter. I wanted to be big, strong, and intimidating. Instead, I was just a really fast skinny dude.
Strength is something that is of great value to society today. Whether it’s literal strength, like bench-pressing a train car, or mental strength, where one can concentrate for long periods and have genius ideas, strength is desirable among us humans.
However, as many of us have found in life, no matter how strong or powerful our physical, mental, emotional, or any other muscle may seem to be, we are scrawny, weak, and pretty pathetic when compared against the supernatural world. Remember, Lucifer and his minions will always be more powerful, smarter, and generally way stronger than us. They’ve got us whooped.
This is why this verse is so important to grasp. We cannot depend on our corrupt, weak existence to survive this life and gain entrance to eternity. It is impossible: physically, mentally, and spiritually. We must, instead, rely on the strength of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jesus is stronger than any of the other beings in the universe combined! He is a star breathing, sin destroying, demon kicking, people loving, grace giving, God. It is in His strength alone that we can be victorious in this life and eternity. We stand in victory as members of the Kingdom of God because of His strength, not our own.
When life has you down. When things don’t seem to be going right. When Satan and his demons have you filled with chaos, call upon the One who has the strength to stand against them. Claim His might for now and forever.