Day 30 I Will Not Quit

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

So often, someone will come to me for advice and prayer, and when I tell them what the Word of God says, or what I think the Holy Spirit is saying, their response is, “I know that’s right; God has been showing me the same thing. But, Joyce, it’s just too hard.” This is one of the most commonly expressed excuses I hear from people. When I initially started reading in the Word of God about how I could become more like Jesus, and then compared it to where I was, I also said, “I want to do things Your way, God, but it is so hard.” God graciously showed me this is a lie the enemy tries to inject into our minds to get us to give up. But God’s commandments are never too difficult for us to follow if we do them through Christ’s strength.

Walking in obedience to God is not too hard because He has given us His Spirit to work in us powerfully and to help us in all He has asked of us (John 14:16).

Lord. Let me be with You all the time to enable me to do what I cannot do, and to do with ease what would be hard without You!

2 Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Ephesians 3:16
I ask that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,

Colossians 1:11
being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully.