“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
We tend to think of this verse in big, exciting terms! Run a marathon, open a business, find a spouse, win an Oscar, make the game-winning touchdown!
But in this last year, as I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression that has often diminished my capacity to the point where getting out of bed feels impossible, I’ve discovered there’s a smaller, quieter meaning to these words.
That “all things” truly means “all things.”
I can [get out of bed] through him who strengthens me.
I can [floss and brush] through him who strengthens me.
I can [eat a vegetable]….
I can [handle my kid’s attitude]….
I can [text a friend]….
I can [rest]….
All means all. And that means I can rely on the strength of Jesus to empower me to do whatever feels impossible, no matter how big or small or silly the challenge seems because he can and will and wants to do for me what I cannot do for myself.
Our God is the god of the grand and the granular. In Him, nothing is impossible and nothing is insignificant—especially not you, His precious child who brings Him great joy.
What can you do today through him who strengthens you. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
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