Inner Strength

Bible in a Year: Genesis 29-30  Matthew 9:1-17

in order that He might give you, according to the riches of His esteem by power,
to be strengthened in the inner man, through His Ruaḥ, —
Ephesians 3:16

Today’s Scripture:

A large company extracts contaminating substances from steel drums by suction. Powerful pumps draw the materials out of the barrels, but the workers must carefully regulate the force of these pumps. If they take out too much air, the drums will collapse like paper cups because the outer pressure will exceed the inner pressure.

Likewise, when adversity and hardship come into our lives, unless 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (God) empowers us from within we will be unable to withstand the pressures from without. True, we get solid support from loved ones and some assemblies, but it is our spiritual inner man, “strengthened with might through His Ruaḥ, (Spirit),” that sustains us and keeps us from crumbling.

The Ruaḥ, (Spirit) works to strengthen us and renew our minds as we read 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s (God’s) Word and pray. If we neglect the Scriptures, seldom talk with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (God) , and stop fellowshiping with Him, we will grow weak and vulnerable. Then we will be unable to withstand the pressure of temptation or trouble.

Let’s ask the 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (God) to develop our inner strength so that when life’s blows and burdens press upon us we will not cave in.

Reflect & Pray

Help us, O Father, when troubles come
To trust Your Word and not succumb,
And help us not to turn aside
But in Your strength and love abide.

The power of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (God) in you is greater than the pressure of troubles around you.