“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (II Corinthians 12:9).

All the mighty powers are there in Christ who dwells in you. He has the power of creation. He has the power of healing. He has the power to raise the dead. Apart from these powers, He has the power to protect you from stumbling to the end.

So, you may declare with faith “One is within me. He has the power to create heavens of heavens. So, all His powers are mine.” Paul the Apostle experienced that power in his body. “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (II Corinthians 12:9).

Once when Jesus was with His disciples in a boat, a great tempest arose on the sea. The disciples feared that the boat might sink in the water. Jesus was sleeping in the lower deck of the boat and the disciples woke Him up citing the danger they faced. Jesus said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and a great calm engulfed the surface of the sea. The disciples marvelled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Now, Jesus is with us and within us too. Every Christian who has accepted Jesus as his Saviour should feel the power which works within him and should experience the same in his life (Ephesians 3:20). The power of Jesus Christ casts out all the fears and worries which come in the spirit. His strength is made perfect in your weakness. So, let the weak say “I am strong” (Joel 3:10).

Paul the Apostle says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (II Corinthians 4:7-9). “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day” (II Corinthians 4:16).

Dear children of God, One who is within you is empowering you continually, day after day, with His power and strength. His aim is that you should go from strength to strength and everyone should appear before God in Zion (Psalm 84:7). Shake yourself from all the dust which discourages you and put on the divine strength.

To meditate:“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai