How Do You Find Strength In the Bible?
The word of God as a source of strength is known by many Christians but sometimes it is hard to know how to find strength in it. Are you at a low point in your life with pain, hurts, or depression? In these times, the strength from God’s word is needed more than ever. There are five areas to look at when finding strength in the word of God.
God has asked us to communicate with Him about our needs. Finding strength in the Bible is for sure a need everyone. Why not go to God in prayer and ask for Him to lead you to the strength that comes from hearing and reading His word. I have always found it easier to get through any situation if it is first brought to God with humble prayer.
Do you believe the Bible is the actual word of God? You must believe this to get strength from it. This belief will help you to rely on it and trust that God has provided us the Bible as a great tool to get through life. The Bible tells us that all scripture is breathed by God and we must truly believe this (2 Timothy 3:16)
After you have asked God in prayer and truly believe the Bible is His work, you must then have faith that God will do as He has promised. Surrender your selfish wants and desires to Him and have faith that he will be able to complete a great work in you.
You will not be able to gain strength from God through the Bible if you do not read it or hear it. You can pray, believe and have faith but without knowing what the Bible says the first three items will be of lesser value. Do you want to get the full strength of God’s holy word? Read the Bible!
The final step is obedience. Did God speak to you as you were reading the Bible? Maybe He asked you to do something that you have been putting off or you saw how you needed to change your attitude about or towards something. Do not delay but listen to the word of God and do this today. The strength that comes from the Bible is best lived out in our obedience to what God is calling us to do.