Thank You For Being My Strength
The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.
The Sovereign Lord... God is sovereign; that means he is the authority and most important and most potent. Some people think God being the supreme authority means that he authorizes everything — even the bad stuff. But that kind of thinking eliminates the very real fact that we have an active Enemy who lives to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Our Enemy is the one who authorizes crime, disease, and chaos. What makes God sovereign and supreme is that he is not subject to the bad things and is more powerful than anything bad that could happen. In fact, God works all things together for good (undoing the destruction intended and making a miracles out of bad situations) for the people who love and trust him (Romans 8:28). That means God is not subject to the destruction of Satan, and that is what makes God sovereign; it is not the other way around.
...is my strength... Someone who is not a “morning person” might say that coffee is their strength. That simply means they wouldn’t do a thing without a little cup of caffeine first. Someone who is a vegan or vegetarian feels confident their perceived superior diet and way of life will give them great health and long life. Someone who is making tons of money at work works a lot, and someone who is famous only stays famous by staying on the road all the time. These things are what perpetuate and supply these people with what they pursue. BUT if God is my strength, that means I go to HIM first thing in the morning, I don’t make decisions without consulting him first, and I don’t live under the stress of having to keep a bunch of plates spinning in the air. For, Jesus said this: Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30) Same as my husband would carry the heavy bags at the airport; I let him use his strength for me.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights... This would definitely be the work of God enabling me to do things I normally wouldn’t do because I do not like heights! I also do not like humbling myself, seeking forgiveness, being patient, or waiting. But God makes these a reality for me all the time. In fact, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). And we’re back to the Sovereign Lord is my strength.
Thank you for being my strength. Thank you for watching over me and equipping me when I need it and supporting me every day. Thank you for being more powerful than anything the Enemy could think up, and thank you for loving me so much. I love you and praise you, and I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.