I CAN DO ALL THINGS
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
From the vantage point of prison, Paul makes this remarkable affirmation, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I am sure he is not talking about flying faster than a speeding bullet or breaking down the walls. I believe that he is speaking of our ability to open to the power and wisdom
God gives him each new day. No doubt, Paul was tempted to be depressed and grieve the loss of his freedom, and so are we at times. But Paul trusted that God would give him wisdom and insight to face the challenges of each day in his prison environment.
God is moving in your life. Each moment God is whispering in your ear. Each moment God is inviting us to move forward even when we can’t go outside.
God is telling us that love surrounds us. God is telling us that when we open to God’s grace, we will be able to face the challenges of this day.
Take time throughout the day to open to God’s power and love. Identify your particular need and ask, seek, and knock. Your prayers will be answered in ways that support your own and others’ wellbeing, for God’s grace is sufficient for us and nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Holy One, thank you for your love and wisdom, presence and care. Let me face my challenges knowing that you are with me. Let me, out of my blessings, bless others. Amen