“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
No matter what you face this week, you don’t have to face it alone.
God is with you, working powerfully in your life. The word “working” in Greek is the word energeo, from which we get the word “energy.” God is the energy driver in your life. You don’t have to rely on willpower, and the truth is, willpower isn’t enough.
God’s energy is transforming you from the inside out. This means he gives you the right desires in your heart and mind so that you do the right thing with your actions and words. This is the life he created you to live.
God is also for you. God is your ally. In fact, he is committed to your success. Some people think God is like an angry parent who is mad at them all the time. That couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s not mad at you, he’s mad about you.
Since God is for us, there is no challenge we can’t overcome. God is bigger than any problem you will face. He can overcome a toxic relationship, a mountain of debt, a failing marriage, an overbearing boss, a challenging teenager, or a terminal illness.
No one and no thing is bigger than God. And he is right by your side.
Make this your prayer today:
“God, thank you for being on my side. I need your help because I can’t do it all on my own. I don’t know what today will bring, but I know you are in control. Help me to trust you more than I trust anything else. Amen.”
Sept 23 from Open Doors: A Year of Devotions