Monday, August 6, 2012

I Can Do All Things Through Him Who Strengthens Me
Philippians 4:13

By Shelly Burke

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~I~ I am the one who has to take responsibility for the things I need to do—no one else can.

~Can Do~   “Can.” Not “might” or “possibly could” or “can do the easy things” but can take the actions necessary. I might not like it, I might not want to do it, but I can do, with God’s help.

~All Things~ Not “some things” or “most things” or “the easy things;” not just “fun things” or “pretty things” but all things—the ugly things, the things that I never imagined I’d have to do, the sad things, the unfair things—all things that I need to do.

~Through Him~ Not by myself, but through Him, with His help—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We—God and I—will do it together.

~Who Strengthens~ I don’t have to feel strong; I don’t have to be strong. He will do the strengthening that allows and enables me to do what I need to do.

~Me~ He strengthens me when I need it. He cares enough to help me do what I need to do, when I need to do it.

Thank You, Lord, that You care enough about me and what I’m going through to give me the strength to do what I need to do. Thank You that I am not alone in anything I need to do. Amen.


  1. I've been thinking along this vein a lot more lately. Self-sufficiency is fine in some instances, but it doesn't work in the bigger scheme of life.


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  2. I like how you "Picked apart" this verse. I like to take the verse, "Be still and know that I Am God.", and slowly think about each word and what it means. It sure calms me down and gives me hope. Perhaps I should blog about it??? ;)


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