The Promised Strength – part 2

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The Promised Strength! Part 2
(Anonymous) 
 
“Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days — so shall your strength be!” Deuteronomy 33:25
 the promised strength is daily strength, “As your days — so shall your strength be.” You must not expect to have a large stock on hand which will last you for a long time; nor endeavor to make the strength of today suffice for the needs of tomorrow; but in every fresh period of conflict and suffering — you must seek for fresh strength from above. You cannot live upon past supplies — but you may safely rely upon present and future support. The spiritual aid which you require, will always be given at the right time. Each day, each season of renewed solicitude — will bring with it its own appointed strength.  Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment — you must trust in him and look to him.
And the strength which he grants to his children is appropriate strength. “As your days — so shall your strength be.” The days of the spiritual life are as varied as the days of the natural life. Sometimes they are bright with hope and prosperity; sometimes they are dark with disappointment and sorrow. There are days when our path lies through green and flowery meadows; and there are days when our road is through a tangled forest or along the edge of a precipice. At one time we have to toil up the Hill Difficulty; at another, to fight our way through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
Now there is a beautiful adaptation in God’s grace to the diversified circumstances of his people’s history.  Believe that the strength which he prepares for you is suitable, as well as sufficient.
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  1. Cathy H.

    This was so enlightening! I don’t think I ever really read through that verse slowly enough to capture the words that were in bold, “as your days–so shall your strength be.” I don’t think I understood what that meant. The entire piece so perfectly captured exactly how life is: sometimes sunshine, sometimes the days are rainy. It’s okay. He is the same yesterday, today, and for every day we are alive and chugging along. He will give the strength we need for the day at hand. And on the rainy days, it’s okay to feel sad, or rest. Keeping our faith, but allowing for our physical need for rest or a time of sorrow is healthy. I love these thoughts to dig up for us. Thank you so much!

    1. aj

      You’re so welcome! I’m thankful they are a blessing and helpful. I need them as much as anyone so I assume others will be helped, too. Thanks for letting me know they are. 🙂 aj

  2. Chzzr

    Hi aj..what wonderful words of both strength and peace. Who else but our Father that can promise and provide both. This comfort we can live in because our God is perfect and so are ALL His words. Thank you for that reminder.

    1. aj

      We especially need them in these difficult days. Thanks for writing! aj

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