When we have children, we will let them struggle to get as far as they can on their own, and then when they reach the end of themselves, we will swoop down and pick them up and then help them get to where they were going. The Lord does the same with you in the midst of your circumstances.
You can’t reach your potential without God’s help. “Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. Don’t be intimidated; I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will support you with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10 GW).
We all have a certain amount of natural strength. This strength crosses over many areas of our life. We have physical strength of what we can do, mental strength of what we can figure out, moral strength to do what is right, and emotional strength of what we can endure.
On your own strength, you’re weak. “He gives strength to those who grow tired and increases the strength of those who are weak” (Isaiah 40:29 GW).
It takes extreme circumstances for us to see just how much strength we really have. We must be pressed hard before we will reach down deeper to see what we can really do. Most of us are surprised with what we can do when our backs are pressed hard against a wall. Yet, you are the limit of you.
When you rely upon God, you’re not limited by you. “Even young people grow tired and become weary, and young men will stumble and fall. Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired” (Isaiah 40:30-31 GW).
You might be someone who is quite capable and able to accomplish much on your own strength. You’ll go far, but in all likelihood, you will never get past the limit of you. Your strength gets in the way of asking for His strength. Your personal best may be impressive, but it lacks the supernatural.
It takes a greater strength to let go than to hold on. “God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him” (1 Peter 5:7 CEV).
You might be someone who is weak in many areas of your life and doesn’t think you will ever get very far. On your own, you will not. So long as you only tap into the resources of yourself, you will not go any further. The supernatural is there if only you would reach for it.
You can either rest in His strength or strive in your weakness, but not both. “It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect” (Psalm 18:32 NKJV).
Every one of us has the choice to tap into the infinite reserves of supernatural strength that pours out in abundance from heaven. It is never a matter of us deserving anything or being chosen for something special, but only being willing to receive all that God would give us.
There is no limit to what God can do in the life of a person who is willing. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV).
Perhaps you are in a circumstance in which you’ve reached the end of yourself. Praise God, that is right where He will meet you. Maybe you are trying to overcome some things and just cannot do it on your own. Praise God; that is where He will step in to help you.
Don’t give up to anything but God. “Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength” (Ephesians 6:10 NOG).
Supernatural strength is not you becoming something powerful, but the all-powerful God becoming powerful in you. There is nothing too hard for God once a believer is willing to let the Lord help them. The more willing you are, the more help you will receive.
Wherever you lack strength in your life, you’re not yet relying upon the Lord. “The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield; my heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him” (Psalm 28:7 AMP).
Supernatural strength is not bound by natural limitations. By its very name, the supernatural overcomes the natural and puts the believer in the hands of God. If you want to have more of His supernatural in your life, then you must make more room for Christ to reign in your life.
What other people see as your weakness is actually your strength. “Each time he [Jesus] said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT).
What impossible circumstance are you in right now? What is it in your life you cannot overcome on your own strength? In what ways are you failing and not able to find the victory? Pray to the supernatural God to receive His supernatural strength and then watch what will happen.
When you are weak before God, He will be your strength before men. “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29 NKJV).
Blessings to you always,