Day 14

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There is nothing like fasting to remind you of your weakness, but there is also nothing like fasting to remind you where real strength is found. The Psalmist points us to the true source of strength when he declares in Psalm 62:11,


“God said this once and for all; how many times have I heard it repeated? ‘Strength comes straight from God’.”


At times, all of us can live under the illusion that we have what it takes to handle whatever comes our way, but seasons of fasting reminds us that only through dependence on God can we truly overcome. In John 15:5, Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing.” And the Apostle Paul reminds us, that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!


God has all the strength you need, and as you seek Him, you will see His strength flow into your life in a new and dynamic way. So, as you continue this fast be encouraged that though you may feel weak, He is making you stronger.


“Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭62:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬


“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭28:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬


“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬


“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬


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