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You Can Do Everything

Yes, you read that correctly. You can do everything.

Not many things. Not some things. Not just one or two things. Not everything except the one thing you think you can’t do. Nope, believe it or not you can do EVERYTHING.

Here’s why I believe that and also why I am writing this today:

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

This may be my favorite verse in the Bible. I need to hear it – often. To me it’s a reminder that no problem, no stressor, no fear, no worry, no situation, no trouble…nothing…is too much to overcome when God is in control.

I don’t know what it is about us as humans but we all (myself very much included) have this desire to be in control. I have been reminded over and over and over again that it just doesn’t work out very well when we try to have total control over our lives. I could list countless examples of this both in my life and in the lives of others.

And so, I just thought I would share that verse today. Maybe you’re struggling with something and don’t feel like you have the ability to get through it, get past it, get over it, or get around it. I hope you’ll feel otherwise after reading that verse.

I’d also like to share the following song as a reminder of what faith can do. Have a great day today and remember, as the song says, impossible is not a word. Nothing is impossible. You can do everything. God has all the strength you need to get through anything in life. All you have to do is ask.

Don’t Worry!

I do my best not to worry about things in life. I really try to make it a habit to just let things happen as they will. Obviously that’s not always easy to do and at certain times it can seem nearly impossible. Not so coincidentally, I’ve been failing at this recently.

At the same time I am constantly reminded that things don’t happen according to my wishes and my timeline. They happen according to God’s wishes and His timeline. The part of the Lord’s Prayer when we say ‘thy will be done’ is one that I have to remember to focus on sometimes.

It doesn’t say ‘my’ will…it says ‘thy’ will. At the end of the day it’s just a matter of trusting that God knows what He is doing, letting go of the desire to be in control, and giving those worries to Him. It can be pretty hard to do that. I’m guessing just about everyone struggles with this sometimes.

I found a verse this morning that spoke to me on this topic and I wanted to share it. It helped to put things in perspective for me and it served as a very clear reminder that God doesn’t want me to worry.

Lamentations 3: 55-57

55 From the bottom of the pit, I prayed to you, LORD56 I begged you to listen. “Help!” I shouted. “Save me!” You answered my prayer 57and came when I was in need. You told me, “Don’t worry!” 58 You rescued me and saved my life.

He was able to do all of that for me…and all He asked me to do was not to worry. Yet here I have been, worrying away about so many things in life. Time for me to do a better job at remembering those simple words: Don’t worry!

Have a great day everyone.