Strength in the Lord

 1 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 15-16; Colossians 1 

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.”

2 Chronicles 15:7

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him…”

2 Chronicles 16:9

Where does our strength come from?

We can find strength in rest, in affirmation, in our wealth or in friends. God invites us to find our strength in Him, to be “…strong in the Lord.” Asa found his strength in the Lord against a massive Cushite army. His prayer was, “Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you…” (2 Chronicles 14:11).

Why then did Asa rely on the Arameans years later to deliver him from Israel? 

Was it because he was now wealthy and secure and he’d forgotten the early days of faith and dependency on the Lord for his strength?

Last year’s testimony isn’t enough. We need new strength from God today.

“Lord Jesus, You are my strength. Fill me with your Spirit and life today as I seek your face.”