Cross the Bridge - February 14, 2014

God Strong - Friday, February 14th 2014

2 Corinthians 12:10

"That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Did you know that God uses the plans of the enemy for our good? God uses bad things, plans of the enemy, for our good and for our blessings. Trials are used to bless us. You may ask, "How can this be?" After all, in the midst of pain, hardship and weakness, nothing seems right. That may be the case, but if we are in Christ, we can say exactly what Paul said, "For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Paul is saying, "In me, I am weak, yet in the Lord, I am strong." Not just strong but, we are God strong. We think the most blessed person has it made. No one has it made friend. Sometimes the most blessed person is the one who has been smacked the most by the enemy, but came out blessed because he has learned to lean on God. When we lean on God, we have unlimited power and authority to help us. In ourselves, we will never overcome anything. But in the power of Christ, we can overcome everything!

Life Lesson: When we think we can handle a situation, sometimes we are wrong. When we think the Lord can handle a situation or help us handle it, we are never wrong.

Dear God,
I come to You today admitting that I am unable to handle everything in my life. I confess that I am weak and come asking for your unlimited strength. I know the road may be hard, but I also understand that with You all things are possible. Overcome my weakness with Your power. I don't simply want to be strong; I desire to be God strong. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge

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This devotion was taken from David's teaching, "The Bumps in Life are What You Climb On" - Listen | Order CD | Order DVD

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