The Holy Spirit strengthens us
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace Who imparts all blessing and favor, Who has called you to His own eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 amp
The Holy Spirit also offers His help as our strengthener. Just imagine having a well of strength inside you, a source you can draw on anytime you feel
The need. When you feel weak or tired or discouraged to the point of giving up, just stop for a few minutes. Close your eyes, if possible and ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen you. As you wait in His presence, you can often. Actually feel the strength of God coming to you. The apostle Paul found the strength of God so wonderful that in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 he actually said he would glory in his weaknesses knowing that when he was weak, the strength of God would rest upon Him and fill up his weaknesses. To put it in our language today, Paul was saying that he was glad when he was weak because then he got to experience the strength of God. How do we receive strength from God? By faith. Hebrews 11:11 teaches us that by faith Sarah received strength to conceive a child when she was past childbearing age. Start receiving the strength of God by faith. It will quicken your body as well as your spirit and soul. The strength of God really is amazing. David wrote in psalm 18:29 that by his God he could run through a troop and leap over a wall. In 1 kings 19:4-8 an angel had ministered to Elijah who was tired and depressed, and he went forty days and nights in the strength that he received from that one visit. Have you been trying to push through difficulties in your own? If so, make a change right now. Start getting strength from deep within you where the Holy Spirit dwells. Paul prayed for the Ephesians that they would be strengthened in the inner man by the power of the Holy Spirit indwelling their innermost being and personality. This particular scripture in Ephesians 3:16 had truly ministered to me over the years. Thank God, I don’t have to give up just because I feel weak or tired mentally, emotional, physically or even spiritually. I can ask God to strengthen me By the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in me- and you can do the same thing!
- by Joyce Meyer