If you give up when trouble comes, it shows that you are weak.- Proverbs 24;10 (NCV)
You can accept it or reject it, but the Word is pretty clear on it. When trouble comes, you need to act. What you do during times of trouble makes a difference. You can cave in, collapse or simply call it quits.
What does it say about you?
What does it say about your character?
What does it say to others, especially when you are a believer?
And he said unto me My grace is sufficient for thee for my strength is made perfect in weakness…
– 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)
God’s grace is sufficient. In other words, what God supplies us is just the right amount that we need when we need it. It is sufficient. We get strengthened in our own weakened state because of what the Lord provides us. We do not build ourselves up in some mysterious spiritualistic manner. We do not tap into something that fuels us and fortifies us beyond what God has endowed within us through His Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God indwelling within us.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
We are strengthened as the Lord provides us strength. We become empowered to endure us the Lord strengthens us. We could not take all that comes upon us when we try to withstand the slings and arrows of this world. We must endeavor to do more and to become stronger through Christ the Lord.
Look to the Lord for your strength. Let Him have His way with you. Submit your entire being to Him and let Him let loose upon you and unleash all that He has for you. He is able. He is able to do more than you can think or imagine. He is able to do it. Believe in Him. Believe Him at His word.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us – Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)