“And I will strengthen them in the Lord, and in His name
they will walk.” declares the Lord.

Zechariah 10: 12

There are days when the first thought that runs through the
mind after the feet hit the floor in the morning is along the lines of, “Just
where am I going to find enough strength to make it through the next hour?”
Whatever sleep there had been the night before was in no way sufficient to
recharge the body, and the mind and the spirit are still depleted to a level
that is beyond the red zone. Life with it’s never ending demands and with it’s
unyielding pressures can take any of us to this place of seemingly total
resource depletion. This happens over time; yet, it can become reality with the
events of an instant.

God, Himself, is always strong, and His strength is of a
nature and a depth that goes beyond anything that we experience in this world.
It seems safe to say that God’s strength is, in fact, both the source and the
definition of all righteous strength in the universe. The Lord is not selfish
or stingy with it either. He calls people to Him when we are weak and broken.
Christ came into our world and experienced the pain, suffering, and bone
crushing weariness that is the life experience of all humanity; still, He
overcame this world. Now His Spirit stays with us through all that we endure.
Christ calls to us to turn our eyes toward Him. He gifts us with His strength
and with His wisdom in it’s use.

As the Spirit provides the resources that are needed to
enter into the demands of the day, He also goes with us step by step and moment
by moment to provide encouragement and comfort in the journey. In Christ we
have an almost science fiction like ability to defy the laws of gravity and of
entropy. We are no longer weighted down by the inscrutability of the demands
and the pressures of life, and we are not bound by the inevitability of sin’s
decay and death. We are now transformed and renewed into the likeness of
Christ that was our original creation birthright. True strength comes from deep within, in our
spirits, and it is found at the source in Christ.