Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Today’s devotional is from Billy Graham’s “Hope for Each Day”
Power for Problems
Philippians 4:13New International Version (NIV)
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
A friend told me of a non-believer who came to him in the midst of a troubled day. Knowing my friend was a Christian, the man asked, “if I get born again, will all my problems go away?”
“No,” said my friend, “but you will have the power to deal with them.”
God will give us wisdom and courage. He will surround us with the brothers and sisters in Christ to help carry our burdens, and even provide us with insight and practical assistance.
Satan will always try to discourage those who belong to Christ. When problems persist, he may whisper, “See, God doesn’t care about you!” But with the Holy Spirit’s help, we can combat the evil one and contradict his lies.
If God dismissed all our problems with a single stroke, we would be left defenseless, unequipped to meet the inevitable attacks of the enemy for our souls. But in the midst of life’s problems God supplies everything we need to see us through.