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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Davidisms: Strengthen Yourself

There are numerous promises throughout the New Testament concerning the Second Coming of Jesus. They must be true, or he wouldn’t have said so.

Therefore, how should we live while we wait? Here is a great idea for all seasons of life: strengthen yourself.

That’s what David did. Pursued by King Saul, distressed, overwhelmed, and totally fatigued, David decided to strengthen himself (1 Samuel 30:6). He couldn't control his circumstances, but he could control his choices. He decided to strengthen his heart. Build his faith. Encourage his soul.

If your physical body needs strengthening, no one can do your exercises for you. Lift weight for you. Run sprints for you. Swim laps for you. You must do it yourself.

If you are overwhelmed and stressed today, and your faith feels like it’s at a low ebb, strengthen yourself. Get up a little earlier tomorrow and read God’s Word. Pray. Find someone else in need and go serve them. Share your faith with a spiritual seeker.

Your strength will grow as you choose to strengthen yourself.

And you’ll be strong in the Holy Spirit should Jesus choose to return on that day!

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