“We were crushed and overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it … But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.”
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 NLT
Like Paul, we all faced circumstances in which we feel crushed and overwhelmed. Sometimes the situations are so tough to the point it seems so difficult to endure. Although a mighty man of God, things had gotten so bad that he thought he would “never live through it.”Through these experiences Paul realized that God was teaching him a valuable lesson: That human strength and wisdom alone cannot sustain us through times of hardship, He needed to rely on God and not on himself.
As we realize our weaknesses and the limitation of our strength, we would do well like Paul to learn how to depend on God and rest in His strength. It is only through this rest in God that we can arrive at the revelation of the power of God that raises the dead. In other words, Gods power has no limits. He can do what seems impossible if we trust Him. God can rescue us, provide for us, and turn hopeless situations into victories.
Today, you may face situations in which burdens and pressures seem overwhelming. The Bible urges you to remember that God can use these experiences to help you mature in your faith. In your flesh, you may be weak, but He can give you overcoming strength and everything you need. Keep praying and turn these situations over to God. Encourage others to pray for you as you pray for them. Realize that the God that can “raise the dead can also make impossibilities possible
My Declaration And Confession: Lord, grant me the grace to accept my limits and faith to trust in you more; I cease to labor in the energy of the flesh. This week I operate with supernatural enablement, I will survive what kills others
Ignite Thought: Those who depend on the life and power of God come back to life even after a deadly fall.