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Philippians 4:13 is one of those verses kids memorize as a child. I know I did. And every time I got into a tough situation in life, mom would always remind me of this verse. God gives you the strength to deal with the hard times. He is always there for comfort and strength. Cling to Him.
I needed this post today. I know God keeps His promises. I do. And I know that sometimes He doesn't answer they way I want Him to. He has a plan. I don't know all the details. But still ...
I have a war that I have been fighting in my life for over 30 years. I have clung to this verse and yet I have continued to lose every single battle. Not once have I tasted victory in this war. It wears on me - the constant struggle - feeling as though I will never win -This morning I feel very close to defeated. But I cannot surrender to the enemy.
I surrender to Christ.
To His promise I cling.
Not my time ... but His.
Not my plan ... but His.
Not my war ... it is His.
A new battle is beginning.
"I CAN do all things thru CHRIST who gives me strength."