“…then am I strong.”

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – C.H. Spurgeon

This quote by Spurgeon caught my attention this morning, as it seemed to go well with what I read in the Scriptures yesterday. Yesterday morning I was considering why the Lord allows his children to often go through hard times. My eyes were directed to this passage in II Corinthians 12:

8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

I often find myself weaker than I thought I was when it comes to trials. But I also always find Christ’s strength far greater than I could imagine. I suppose we could consider each trial as a good work out, as God strengthens our spiritual muscles!

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