“God said this once and for all; how many times have I heard it repeated? ‘Strength comes straight from God.’” Psalm 62.11
At times, the truth takes a long time to become a fact. We talk about it, we repeat and hear the phrase from others frequently, and spend hours debating the truth. Privately, we have two hearts on the subject. We live with an inner wondering confirming the saying’s truth and validity, a visible confidence that the truth has no foundation. The fact lives on, with both sides unwilling to confront the truth.
This last paragraph may sound like distant philosophy, however have you thought about your own view of God? Is the fact that strength comes straight from God something you believe with your heart and mind? If so what does the fact mean for the rest of your life? If not, are you willing to honestly face the supporting evidence for this statement?
I believe this statement is at the heart of the foundation facts of our lives. We run from it, we hide from it, and we spend a lot of time trying to deny this fact. In spite of our efforts to deny, it is still true. The choice we face each day is one of affirming this face or challenging the fact’s validity.
God as the source of strength brings a new set of changes. God commits to let this strength fill my life and change me from the inside out. God promises that this strength will always be with me. God demonstrates he willingness to give me this strength no matter what I do, and it fact in spite of what I continue to do. God’s strength is free and clear to anyone who asks for it. God will give his strength to us with a warning. You can accept it as you are, but you will not stay that way!
How many times have I heard it repeated? Will truth finally set me alive? The choice is in front of us each morning. What is your decision today?