I know that God is my strength.
That is something that is taught to us as little children in Sunday School.
But as we grow up, and life comes at us, we need to learn this in new, deep ways.
To close our women’s Bible study, I was searching God’s Word for a verse or something to share with everyone and found a new meaning to a verse that I’ve heard many times.
I was reading Psalm 73 and it was a powerful thought about how God is our strength.
There is nothing we can do on our own, in our own strength to change our hearts. Even with the purest intentions, we can not make God changes in our own strength or ability.
Only God can change our hearts to be more like HIS. We have to give Him permission to search us, know us and transform us.
We need to remember, “God is my strength!” and allow Him to do the work in us.
Psalm 73:13 says, “Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.”
We can try to keep pure or wash our own hands but it will be in vain if we are doing it in our own strength.
The end of the chapter holds words that I have heard before… there is even a song made from these verses.
But as many times as we read these verses, we can not lose the power of their message.
God is my strength
Our flesh and our heart can fail but with God we are made strong!
He is everything we need and everything we should ask for is found in Him.
I don’t know about you, but I just want to be like Him. I want to be who He is making me and I know I can’t make those changes on my own. They will be in vain.
Only God can make the kinds of changes that He desires to see in our hearts.
It reminds me of a song we sing during worship time.
Come and make my heart your home
Come and be everything I am and all I know
Search me through and through
Till my heart becomes a home for you
Let everything I do
Open up a door for you to come through
And that my heart would be
A place that YOU want to be
I’ll leave you with this last thought from our study…
Is your goal transformation in your own strength? Or, is your goal a relationship with Christ that will result in transformation?
Let God into your heart and give Him permission to transform you through your relationship with Him.
In doing that, He will be the strength of your heart.
Can you say, “God is my strength?”