“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”. Psalm 73:26 NKJV
David is an example of one who prayed prayers for strength and courage. Strength does not come by trying to put on a brave face. Strength from God comes when we pray and lean on Him rather than our own knowledge and understanding. Throughout his life, David experienced betrayal, guilt, loneliness, grief, loss and pain. The book of Psalms chronicles some of his prayers for strength. He was completely real with God and did not sugar coat his situation or what he was feeling.
David was completely honest with God and with himself regarding his situation and his total dependence and need for God. However, he does not end his psalms in a place of despair or hopelessness. There is always a “but God”, or a “yet” – some clarifying point or acknowledgment that lifts our eyes and puts everything else in perspective. This acknowledgment that God is above all and is the Name above every other name gives strength to our spirit. When we are honest with ourselves and with God, our prayer for strength comes from a place of reality and assurance that God Almighty is on our side and that His strength is ours.
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"There is a strength we have access to at all times. It is the Strength of God."
If you are in a place of needing strength and courage, begin by being real with yourself and with God. David said “my flesh and my heart fail” (Psalm 73:26 NKJV). He acknowledged he was feeling weak and needed the strength of God. However, he didn’t stay in that place of weakness. He had a “but God” turning point. Begin to acknowledge the greatness of God. When you do, this becomes your “but God” turning point. He is God Almighty, the Creator of the Universe. Begin to worship, to give thanks and declare the greatness of His Name. As you do, you begin to put on strength and God’s strength becomes yours.
“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3 NKJV
Our leaves do not have to wither when we encounter life’s circumstances. We can be like the tree in this verse that is planted by the River. Begin to tap into the river of God’s strength. Trees that are planted by the River develop roots that go down deep. When circumstances are not favorable, when there is drought or wind, these circumstances do not make them wither because they are anchored in something other than their own strength. They know Who their Source is.
What is your source? Is your trust placed in yourself, your ability to figure things out, your experience, your bank account, your doctor or your connections? When our own strength begins to shake and crumble, our prayers for strength begin to be placed in Someone other than ourselves and in the One true Source of strength.
“Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion… Shake yourself from the dust, arise” Isaiah 52:1-2 NKJV.
This bible verse outlines some important keys on how to come into a place of strength. If your environment seems to be filled with despair, despondency and hopelessness, begin to shake off the thoughts and limitations that are extinguishing your strength. We have the privilege of walking in God’s strength and not our own. Begin to put on strength! When the greatness of God becomes the lens we view every situation from, the dust of despondency that has settled on our hearts and minds gets shaken off. There is renewed hope for your situation and increasing strength you can walk in every day!
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Deep Calls to Deep
Quieten your soul and find that place of strength in Him with this gentle soaking music. An instrumental version is also available of this album.
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Renew your faith in God with this gentle album of scripture captured in song. Perfect for meditation and building your faith for healing or breakthrough.
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Seek My Face
This album is one of our signature albums at The Secret Place. As you seek His face, allow His Presence to wash away all the cares of this world and strengthen your heart.
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Bible Verses of Strength
Find Bible Verses about Faith and Strength
Be renewed daily in your faith with these bible verses of strength. Find healing, hope, encouragement and strength from these bible scriptures.
“It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect”. Psalm 18:32 NKJV
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” Psalm 28:7 NKJV
“The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace”. Psalm 29:11 NKJV
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion”. Psalm 84:5-7
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for YAH, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation”. Isaiah 12:2 NKJV
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength”. Isaiah 26:2-3 NKJV
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. Psalm 46:1 NKJV
“To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my defense, my God of mercy”. Psalm 59:17 NKJV
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV
“The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:19 NKJV
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. 2Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
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