Among the great truths in life is that you are bigger than anything that can happen to you–as long as you know it and act accordingly. Every challenge and crisis that comes your way provides the chance for you to ask God to release the creative ingenuity, wisdom and strength that lie within you. The Psalmist knew this when he declared,”It is God who arms me with strength and retains my way secure” (Psalm 18:32).
How do you tap into the inner strength? First, pray to God and place your entire situation in his hands. Say,”God, I devote my challenges to you. Show me the way through them. Give me eyes to see that your answers and strength to act on them” God wants to help you resolve your problems–and that could be a better counselor? “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
Then sit down and lay out your complete issue, perhaps on a bit of paper. Sketch out potential answers and pray over them, asking God to show you that is proper. When you feel you have an idea of how to proceed, proceed forward resolutely, praying all the time to get the power to succeed. Affirm that you can do anything through the strength that Christ offers you (Philippians 4:13).
If doubts creep in, set them securely aside with a fast prayer:”God, rid me of those fears and give me your strength.” God will answer that prayer, and, step by step, you’ll discover yourself drawing upon an internal power you perhaps never knew you had. In Jeremiah 33:3, God promises,”Call me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
You can face your issues by the existence of Christ, for He is stronger than all of them; He’s the antidote to discouragement and fear. Draw upon his power. Walk tall. Stand up to your situation!