Strength

Written on 04/15/2020
Robbi Shumaker


I've heard multiple folks lately speak of being tired. I've even heard some speak of being emotionally wore down and tired. In times of uncertaintly, if we aren't keeping our focus on the things of God, it can be easier to slip into a place of depression or mild depression, which can weaken a person emotionally and physically. 

As children of God, we know we should never go there. But I believe with some that may be feeling down right now, they got to that place before they even realized what happened.

But praise God, there are different things that will pull a person out of a weak place emotionally or physically, and will keep them strong and at peace.

I believe one of the best things to do if you are going through any kind of darkness or depression or feeling weak in any way, is to start praising and worshiping our awesome God!

You may not feel like it. But that's actually the best time to do it. Just open your mouth and start thanking God for what you do have. Don't look at the negative stuff. Just focus on what God has given you and what you've been blessed with. 

Another thing you can do right now is to pray. Talk to God, and don't forget to listen and obey as well.

And, if you're baptized in the Holy Spirit, then you can pray in the spirit (in tongues). That's a wonderful way to pull yourself through anything. The bible tells us that when we pray in the spirit we are growing spiritually. A person who is strong spiritually, walking in the spririt, will not be moved by things going on around them. 

1 Corinthians 14:4 TLB ... So a person “speaking in tongues” helps himself grow spiritually.

Another powerful thing a person can do to pull themselves out of a place of depression or any type of emotional or physical feeling of weakness, is to get in the Word of God.

I'm going to help you with this last step by giving you some scripture declarations below. You may be surprised at the ones I've chosen, but if a person is feeling weak or depressed emotionally, it can make them feel weak physically. Plus, the scriptures I've chosen will strengthen someone both physically and emotinally.

Declare these personalized scripture declarations daily, not just once.  This will build your faith in these powerful truths in God's Word. And faith is what will plug you into the manifestation of them in your life. Then, combined with praise, worship, and prayer, it won't be long at all before you'll experience a brand new you!

You're physical and emotional strength will rise to new levels and you'll wonder how you could have ever felt weak or down.


DECLARATIONS

God, as You were with Moses, You are with me. My eyesight is perfect and I never lose my physical strength.

(Deuteronomy 34:7 GW)


The joy of the LORD is my strength.

(Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV)


The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore, my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

(Psalms 28:7 NIrV)


God is my protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help me in times of trouble.

(Psalms 46:1 ERV)


The LORD is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.

(Psalms 118:14 NLT)


I have two goals: wisdom (that is, knowing and doing right), and common sense (discretion). I won't let them slip away, for they fill me with living energy and bring me honor and respect.

(Proverbs 3:21-22 TLB)


I trust You to save me, LORD God, and I won't be afraid. My power and my strength come from You, and You have saved me.

(Isaiah 12:2 CEV)


The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. ….Those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

(Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP)


The Lord God is my strength; He gives me the speed of a deer and brings me safely over the mountains.

(Habakkuk 3:19 TLB)


God grants me out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit Himself indwelling my innermost being and personality.

(Ephesians 3:16 AMP)


God uses His glorious riches to make me strong. His Holy Spirit gives me His power deep down inside me.

(Ephesians 3:16 NIrV)


From His glorious, unlimited resources God empowers me with inner strength through His Spirit.

(Ephesians 3:16 NLT)


I am strong in the Lord [empowered through my union with Him]; I draw my strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

(Ephesians 6:10 AMP)


I build up my strength in union with the Lord and by means of His mighty power.

(Ephesians 6:10 TEV)


My strength must come from the Lord's mighty power within me.

(Ephesians 6:10 TLB)


Not in my own strength, for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in me [energizing and creating in me the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

(Philippians 2:13 AMP)


I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.

(Philippians 4:13 AMP)


This is my work, and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me. I labor, striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me.  

(Colossians 1:29 TLB)


If I’m called to preach, then I preach as though God Himself were speaking through me. If I’m called to help others, then I do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies (with the strength which God furnishes abundantly) so that God will be glorified through Jesus Christ - to Him be glory and power forever and ever.

(1 Peter 4:11 TLB, AMP)